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Master of Arts, Journalism- Curriculum

GRADUATE PROGRAM — Master of Arts in Journalism (60 units)

Graduate students are required to take 16 units of Core, 20 units of Skills, 20 units of Electives, and 4 units of Capstone.

I. Core (16 units)

Minimum: 60


OUR500 News Writing and Reporting (4 units)
JOUR510 Editing and News Judgment (4 units) (prereq: JOUR500)
JOUR520 Media Law and Ethics (4 units)
JOUR530 Media and Society (4 units)

II. Skills (20 units)

JOUR540 Audio and Video Production
JOUR601 Multimedia Journalism (prerequisite: JOUR540 Audio and Video Production)
JOUR603 Feature Writing (prereq: JOUR500)
JOUR609 Advanced Writing and Reporting (prereq: JOUR500)
JOUR610 Newsroom Management (prereq: all Core courses)

III. Electives (20 units)

*Open: Students may choose to take up to two relevant electives outside OSMC, with approval from the program director.

COMM510 Global Communication
JOUR550 History and Philosophy of Journalism
JOUR560 Photography and Photo Editing
JOUR602 Data Reporting
JOUR604 Opinion Writing, Critical Reviewing
JOUR605 Interview Techniques (prereq: JOUR500)
JOUR606 Social Media and Audience Development
JOUR607 Broadcast Journalism
JOUR608 Media Sales
JOUR611 Media Management (the business of media) (prereq: all Core courses)
MPJ500 Ministry Internship I (4 units)
MPJ550 Ministry Internship II (4 units)

IV. JOUR690 Journalism Capstone (4 units)

Master’s Project

Long-Form Narrative - a series with at least 5,000 words, based on extensive reporting, research and interviews, that is suitable for publishing
Multimedia - a series with 2,000 words plus original video, audio, photos, and graphics