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Master of Arts in Journalism Program

The OSJ Master of Journalism program is designed to prepare future media professionals for work as journalists, reporters, writers, editors and broadcasters in the world of 21st century Christian mission. This program stresses academic rigor, research principles, reporting ethics, journalism inquiry, Christian worldview and professional practice.

Time limits

The Master of Arts in Journalism degree is normally fulfilled by two to five years of study. Except under extenuating circumstances, all requirements for the degree must be completed within five years of the date of enrollment. Students who have not completed the requirements within the five-year period must apply to the Registrar's Office for an enrollment extension every term, up to a maximum of seven years from the date of enrollment.


In the context of Olivet University's mission, completion of the Master of Arts in Journalism program will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of mass communication and journalism skills
  • Manage projects that call for leadership and editorial decisionmaking in professional news media and mass communications fields
  • Apply a high level of study and research skills in the study of journalism and media communications
  • Articulate and model core Biblical values in the practice of journalism
  • Develop strategies for deploying 21st century journalism concepts and technologies in service of Christian mission