Master of Arts in Journalism and Strategic Media

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The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media and its programs have been recognized as one of the country's best, noted for its comprehensive and innovative approach in preparing undergraduate and graduate students for meaningful and ethical practice in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual media, and other media professions. Our online masters in journalism provides a supportive environment for faculty members as they educate and mentor the next generation of media professionals and conduct research that advances media knowledge and engages with the local community and the world at large.

Our Mission

The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media is a learner-centered, professional program providing high-quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, professional outreach, and engaged scholarship. The University of Memphis offers a masters degree in journalism online and on campus, catering to the needs of diverse students seeking flexibility and excellence in their educational journey. The program consists of 33 total hours, where students take 15 hours of core classes and then 18 hours in one of four emphases – News and Storytelling; Integrated Strategic Media; Visual Media; or Research.

The online masters in journalism program is designed to adapt to the evolving media landscape, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in various media professions. All students in this journalism masters online program complete a capstone that could be a professional project, a practicum, or a thesis, ensuring they gain practical experience and specialized expertise.

This program in journalism is committed to providing a top-tier education, whether pursued as an online master's degree or on-campus experience. Our degree program integrates theoretical knowledge with practical application, preparing students for successful careers in the dynamic field of media. The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media continues to innovate and lead in journalism degree programs, fostering the development of ethical, knowledgeable, and skilled media professionals.