What will I learn?

Western Michigan University's digital media and journalism major prepares students with the interdisciplinary media and information technology competencies required for effective 21st century communication. The major builds on a strong foundation of critical thinking and social responsibility. To complete the major, students then choose one of three subdiscipline emphases: journalism, digital media production, or media management and media technology.

This program will provide you with:

Practical skills in journalism, the media professions or media and technology management
Understanding of the current media industry and the application of technology in communication

Analytical and critical thinking skills related to media messages and media systems

After you graduate

WMU graduates with degrees in digital media and journalism are prepared for careers as:

Digital or broadcast journalist
News editor
Innovation technology manager

Broadcast/cable television producer or manager
Web designer
Press relations specialist

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (122 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,541.00 per year
Undergraduate Upper-level 56 or more credits – USD $19,113
Application deadline

15 November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Avenue,

KALAMAZOO,

Michigan,

49008, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A first-year applicant is a student who is applying for admission and who has not attempted or earned any college credit after graduating from high school/secondary school (or earned equivalent).

For international students

A first-year applicant is a student who is applying for admission and who has not attempted or earned any college credit after graduating from high school/secondary school (or earned equivalent).

Minimum English proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 71 iBT

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6.0

Pearson Test of English, Academic Module (PTE): 48

Michigan English Test (MET): 48

Application deadlines:

Fall: June 15; Spring: October 15 (Extended to November 15!)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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