The Master of Arts in 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.
M.A. in Journalism students may also choose to complete up to 50% of the entire program at OSMC’s Washington D.C. campus. Please refer to the Washington D.C. Academic Catalog for details.
In the context of Olivet University’s mission, completion of the Master of Arts in Journalism program will enable students to:
Students must complete 60 units of journalism courses, including 16 quarter hours of M.A. Journalism Core, 20 quarter hours of M.A. Journalism Skills, 12 quarter hours of M.A. Journalism Electives, 8 quarter hours of Ministry Practicum, and 4 quarter hours of Capstone Project.
*Open: Students may choose to take up to two relevant electives outside OSMC, with approval from the program director.
Ministry practicum is a requirement of graduation. It is designed to give students practical experience in the real working environment as well as receive additional training and networking that will help students compete in the marketplace.
Students must complete 8 quarter hours of practicum in total upon graduation.
M.A. in Journalism students are required to pass 2 quarters of PRAC020 Graduate Christian Service and 3 quarters of PRAC021 Graduate Chapel*. Please refer to the Christian Service Program Handbook for more detailed information.
*Onsite students are required to pass PRAC021 every term that they are enrolled.