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Obtaining a graduate degree in the field of journalism can be a wise decision for a recent college graduate or experienced journalism employee such as a reporter. With this type of degree, you will be able to expand into other areas of journalism and move into upper management roles. Here is some information to help you get started.
In order to enter a graduate journalism program, most colleges will require you to complete an application. Although the admission requirements will vary, you will need to at least have a bachelor’s degree in a similar major to apply. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, you may also be required to submit transcripts, letters of recommendations, writing samples, and test scores. Some colleges also prefer to do an admission interview before making a final decision on your application.
Based on the college you select, you can obtain a graduate degree in journalism with an emphasis in a certain field. Some of the options available are radio, television, newspaper, and reporting. The courses in the graduate program are designed to give you a more in-depth knowledge on topics such as journalism and media laws. Courses on topics such as writing and advanced research will help you cover national and international stories such as Kazakhstan Democracy.
Although the job outlook for those who wish to work in the newspaper industry has been declining, there are still some good job opportunities in other areas for journalism. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for journalism is growing in the print and online publication industry. By having a graduate degree in journalism, you can increase your chance of getting a better job.