Journalism AB/Journalism and Mass Communication MA(Journalism)

Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume positions in journalism, including newspapers, magazines, journalistic websites, and broadcast news organizations.

Admission to Program

Students can apply to this pathway after they are accepted into the journalism major, usually during their first semester of major coursework. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply and must submit a two-page statement of purpose and a supplemental application. Applications are due on the withdrawal deadline of every fall and spring semester. It is recommended that undergraduate students have at least three semesters left in their plan of study in order to complete all overlap coursework. We also encourage students to meet with Grady’s Double Dawgs advisor before applying.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

JOUR 7320

Journalism specialty course at the graduate level

JOUR 7090 or JOUR 7091 and an additional graduate level journalism specialty course.

Students also have the option to take a graduate Area of Concentration course in the place of the specialty course. Other classes deemed appropriate by the Double Dawgs advisor may be substituted.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students will follow the journalism concentration planning form on Grady College’s website in order to complete the MA.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students accepted into the program will be formally admitted to the Graduate School after completion of the undergraduate degree in spring of year 4. Students must apply to the graduate school and fill out a supplemental application by March 1 or November 1 of the semester they plan to graduate from undergrad.

Required graduate application materials:

• Unofficial copies of all transcripts, including any transcripts from institutions previously attended before transferring to UGA or as a dual enrollment student
• Contact information for the three people completing letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose; students may build off of the statement that was submitted for admission to the Double Dawgs program.
• Résumé/CV
• Supplemental application

Note: students will not need to provide any test scores, including the GRE, or a writing sample to apply to the program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2673
  • Address: 311B Journalism

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Journalism A.B.
  • Department/College: Journalism

Advising Contact

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2673
  • Address: 311B Journalism

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication M.A.
  • Department/College: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Glen Nowak
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-8268
  • Address: Journalism 207C