What will I learn?

Missouri is a recognized leader in journalism and strategic communication graduate studies, both among scholars and among practitioners in news, advertising, public relations and strategic communication.

Our graduates hold leadership positions at major news outlets, magazine titles, broadcast networks and cable stations as well as global public relations and advertising agencies. They teach at outstanding colleges and universities, take award-winning photographs, conduct major research studies and so much more.

Missouri journalism master’s graduates are quickly identified as “fast-trackers,” those individuals who clearly demonstrate the leadership qualities that are critical to an organization’s success. You can join this elite group when you study journalism at Missouri.

If you desire to pursue a journalism doctoral degree, the Missouri journalism master’s program is superb preparation because you can begin to develop your research interests as a journalism master’s student.

Which department am I in?

School of Journalism

Study options

Full Time (37 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,900.00 per year
The tuition fee is based on 9 credit units each fall and spring term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


School of Journalism

120 Neff Hall,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum Admission Requirements: Have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree).

For international students

Students must have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.

Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

GRE: Verbal+ Quantitative - 153-160; Analytical - 144-148

Non-native English speakers must score 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS, PTE score of 59 and Cambridge C1 Advanced score of 180.

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


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a well-renowned American institution based on a beautiful 1,262-acre site.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body

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