Journalism Department Offers New Graduate Degree

Sept. 1, 1995

WACO, Texas -- The Department of Journalism at Baylor University today announced a new degree, the master of arts in journalism degree, for students interested in specializing in news-editorial, photojournalism or public relations at the graduate level.

The master of arts in journalism degree requires 18 semester hours in journalism, three hours in statistics, three hours in research methods, nine hours in a minor field and three thesis or major project hours. Students without undergraduate work in journalism also will complete courses in reporting, editing and journalism history.

"This degree program is complementary to our longtime master of international journalism (M.I.J.) degree, which is for students interested in foreign correspondence and other international communications areas," Dr. Michael E. Bishop, professor and interim chair, said.

"The new M.A. in journalism program permits students to focus on domestic communications and does not require foreign language competency or an international internship, as does the M.I.J. degree."

Bishop added, "With 36 hours required, the master of arts in journalism degree can be completed in three semesters, and students may choose between writing a thesis or completing a major professional project."

For more information, call Bishop at (817) 755-3261 or write the Baylor Department of Journalism at P.O. Box 97353, Waco, Texas, 76798-7353.

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