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.
Top Distance Education Journalism Programs
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.
- 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.
- 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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