Best Broadcast Journalism Schools in the U.S.

Learn about the best schools for broadcast journalism, through which students learn how to write, film, edit and produce for radio and television. Read about the degree options at three universities, and find a table with at-a-glance facts about other schools that offer studies in broadcast journalism.

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School Overview

Educational leaders in the field of broadcast journalism include the University of Southern California, University of Illinois and University of Miami, all three of which offer undergraduate and graduate programs in broadcast journalism, journalism or communication. In addition to in-class studies, individual schools may provide students with access to campus-based broadcasting stations or studios.

Best U.S. Schools for Broadcast Journalism

1. University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA

The University of Southern California (USC) is a private research institution that The Princeton Review designated as a 'Best Western College' in 2010. At USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism or a Master of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis on broadcasting. Students also have the opportunity to work for on-campus television and radio shows, such as Annenberg TV News or Annenberg Radio News.

2. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC) ranked 15th among public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2011. The faculty includes Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel laureates; alumni have received Emmy and Peabody awards. Through the university's Department of Journalism at the College of Media, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a broadcast journalism specialization. The program has been approved by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Graduate students can pursue a Master of Science in Journalism.

3. University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami is a private institution that includes the School of Communication, through which students can examine the different aspects of television, radio and Web operations. Undergraduate programs include a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis on electronic media, broadcast journalism or media management. Graduate students can earn a Master of Arts in TV Broadcast Journalism. The School of Communication also provides students with access to postproduction stations and state-of-the-art radio and television studios.

List of Ten Good Broadcast Journalism Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Boston University Institute for Global Work Boston, MA
Drake University Faculty member received Iowa Broadcast News Award in 2010 Des Moines, IA
Ohio University In 2010, students placed among the top ten in the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) Sportscasting All-American program Athens, OH
University of Georgia America's first state-chartered university Athens, GA
University of Illinois School includes 30 Libraries Champaign, IL
University of Miami School of Communication provides access to campus-based stations and studios Coral Gables, FL
University of North Texas Offers a graduate media program that ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report Denton, TX
University of Nevada Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Las Vegas, NV
University of Southern California Named a 'Best Western College' by The Princeton Review Los Angeles, CA
Webster University School of Communications offers a degree program in communications and journalism St. Louis, MO
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      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
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    Areas of study you may find at University of Georgia include:
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    Areas of study you may find at University of Miami include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
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      • English Language and Literature
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