Graduate Programs

Columbia offers master's degree and graduate certificate programs in the arts, media, education, the business of the arts, and the application of the arts to healing. Students pursue advanced study in small, selective programs that are grounded in history and theory and shaped by the trends of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, students prepare to advance their careers, shape the future of their disciplines, and affect meaningful change in their communities. Our Master of Arts in Journalism is an exciting fast-paced program with a focus on public affairs reporting and the importance of an active and free press in our society.

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2018 semester. Apply today.

For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the catalog.


Journalism, MA

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Take your passion for storytelling to the next level with major-market news experience. As a student in the Journalism MA program, you’ll report on news that matters, using Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods as your lab. You’ll publish and broadcast your work through student-run and professional operations, creating a portfolio that sets you apart in the fast-paced fields of journalism, digital reporting and public affairs. This is an accelerated program that you can finish in three consecutive semesters.

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