The Best Online Journalism Schools: List of Universities

A journalism program may focus on written journalism, broadcast journalism or photojournalism. Graduates of bachelor's degree program in journalism can work for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Those with a graduate degree can work in education, public relations and advertising. Some schools' master's degree programs are directed toward those who are mid-career and have journalistic experience.

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1. University of Massachusetts Amherst

The 'University Without Walls' at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst offers a bachelor's degree with a concentration in journalism studies through its distance learning program. The online program includes coursework in digital journalism, online research, sports and travel writing, war reporting and interviewing skills.

The school also offers a non-degree-granting online certificate in journalism. The five-course certificate includes areas of study such as travel writing, sports writing, photojournalism and public relations.

UMass Amherst was ranked 99th among national universities in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.

Contact Information

  • Phone Number: (402) 472-7211

2. University of Missouri

The University of Missouri (UM) was the first school of journalism in the world when started by Walter Williams in 1908. The school's distance learning graduate program in journalism is directed toward professionals with at least three years of journalistic experience and offers a Master of Arts in Journalism. Students of the 2-year program can select from 23 areas of concentration, including magazine editing, news production, environmental reporting and public policy journalism.

The distance learning program at UM also offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Journalism for those who wish to pursue a career in teaching journalism.

The school's journalism program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Contact Information

  • Phone Number: (573) 882-2121

Good Schools with Online Journalism Programs

University Name Total Student Enrollment Phone Number
University of Missouri 31,327 (573) 882-2121
University of New Mexico - Main Campus 27,241 (505) 277-0111
University of Massachusetts Amherst 27,016 (413) 545-0111
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 24,100 (402) 472-7211
University of North Dakota 13,172 (800) 225-5863
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  • Areas of study you may find at Boston University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Areas of study you may find at University of Georgia include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Communication Technology
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Areas of study you may find at The University of Tennessee include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Areas of study you may find at University of Oregon include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Areas of study you may find at Western Washington University include:
      • Graduate: Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism

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