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 will apply for the program in year three. At that time students will apply to the Graduate School and also submit supplemental application materials to the Grady Graduate Office which include a form indicating their desired M.A. concentration and a short statement of purpose. Students accepted into the program will be formally admitted to the Graduate School after completion of the undergraduate degree in spring of year 4.

In order to qualify for the program, students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, meet minimum GRE scores (153 verbal, 144 quantitative), and have three positive recommendation letters from Grady professors.

Curriculum

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

Three graduate courses will be used to satisfy both graduate and undergraduate program requirements: JRMC 8000 and two additional JRMC courses or JOUR courses at the 7000 level.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Eight additional courses are required to complete the graduate degree portion of this dual degree program: JRMC 8010; five JRMC area of concentration courses from among JRMC 7355, JRMC 7356, JRMC 8020, JRMC 8030, JRMC 8040, JRMC 8050, JRMC 8350, JRMC 8365, JOUR 7280, JOUR 7160, JOUR 7370, JOUR 7190, JOUR 7590, JOUR 7380, JOUR 7390, JOUR 7430; and two graduate-level cognate courses (i.e., graduate courses outside of the Grady College).

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.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Janice Hume
  • Email: jhume@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-5980
  • Address: 228 Journalism

Undergraduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email: hmahany@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2896
  • Address: 312 Journalism