Master of Specialized Journalism Program Information

Curriculum Snapshot

The program begins with an intensive, one-month digital news immersion that typically begins in late July.


  • Jour 528 Summer Digital Journalism Immersion (4 units) Click here to see more Summer Digital News Immersion projects.


  • Jour 595- Critical Thinking: The Art and Science of Not Getting Fooled (3 units)
  • Jour 594a-Master’s Thesis (2 units)

One advanced reporting course on a specialized topic (3 units)

Nine units of approved elective courses


  • Jour 582-Specialized Journalism: Reporting Decisions (2 units)
  • Jour 594b—Master’s Thesis (2 units)
  • One of the specialized reporting courses if not taken in the Fall.

Nine units of approved elective courses