General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36
|JRN 5001||Crit Perspectives Journ||3|
|JRN 5002||Reporting and Writing I||4|
|JRN 5003||Editing the News I||4|
|JRN 5005||Communication Law||3|
|JRN 5012||Reporting and Writing II||3|
|JRN 5013||Editing the News II||3|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Up to 12 elective credits may be taken outside the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. Courses are selected by students in consultation with their academic advisor.
The purpose of the comprehensive examination is to demonstrate competence in three areas of study in the Master of Journalism program. Students request three major professors to submit three separate questions for the exam. Students must take Communication History or Communication Law as one area of the exam, but may choose two other areas from subjects studied. Students have a week to complete the examination, which is taken during or after the last term of coursework.
Graduate Faculty in the Master of Journalism program participate based on the student's choice and that of the M.J. Program Director. Graduate Faculty members who write the questions also evaluate the answers. The examination is evaluated by two faculty members, each voting to pass or fail the student. If the members are not in agreement, a third faculty member reads and evaluates the examination and determines the outcome. The student must answer every question on the examination in order to be evaluated. Students must successfully pass all questions on the exam in order to qualify as satisfactorily completing the requirement. Comprehensive examinations are administered at various times during the year.