Graduate Students

“My main goal for graduate school was to leave it prepared to do professional PR work on behalf of a worthy nonprofit. Today, that's what I'm doing. And I love it!"
-Charis Dietz, Director of Communications for the Texas Hunger Initiative, M.I.J. '08.

Baylor's Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media offers two graduate-level programs of study for those interested in foreign correspondence, mass media, public relations and more.


Photo by Andrew Church, Baylor Journalism M.A. graduate

Master of Arts

Interested in Public Relations, Advertising, New Media, News-Editorial and Production? Consider the M.A. track.

Students work with the graduate director to design a rigorous program that meets their goals.

The 36-hour degree program is a research-intensive that concludes with a major project or thesis. A major project or thesis proposal must be approved before students begin work.

Master of International Journalism

This interdisciplinary M.I.J. readies students for exciting careers in foreign correspondence and international mass communication.

The M.I.J. requires 30 semester hours of course work and a six-hour internship abroad.

Before going abroad, students must demonstrate proficiency in a language different than their first. Most students in the M.I.J. program study a language at Baylor before starting their internships.

M.I.J. students have completed internships in Europe, South America, Canada, Asia and Africa with news, public relations, government and faith-based organizations.


Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester General December 1
  • Summer Semester General May 1
  • Fall Semester General February 15

Learn more from our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Marlene Neill.

Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97353
Waco, Texas 76798-7353
Telephone 254-710-6322


For more information, view the Baylor Graduate School Course Catalogue online.