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Master of Science in Science and Technology Journalism


What will I learn?

The MS program in science and technology journalism (STJR) at Texas A&M University is a broad-based science communication program designed to prepare students mainly for careers as writers and editors specializing in the communication of science, technology, and medicine. It also can serve as a background for related careers and as preparation for doctoral study.

Philosophy: The program seeks to prepare graduates solidly grounded in both science journalism and science. Thus, each student completes graduate courses in both realms. The program is small and highly individualized, with each student choosing courses geared to his or her interests and goals.

Courses: All students in the program take the core courses Issues in Science and Technology Journalism, Reporting Science and Technology, Research Methods in Science and Technology Journalism, and Science Editing. They also take science communication electives and choose from a wide range of science courses throughout the university. In addition, they can take courses in related realms, such as web design, photography, creative nonfiction, and history of science.

Which department am I in?

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,558.00 per year
The above fee is for 2022-2023 College Station Graduate Fall and Spring (Amounts are based on 9 credit hours per semester); 2021-2022 College Station Graduate Summer: USD $3,173 (Amounts are based on 3 credit hours per semester)
Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

Individuals with undergraduate degrees in science, the liberal arts, and other areas are eligible for the program. Some entering students have previous graduate or professional degrees

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

Minimum TOEFL i-BT score of 80 (in person or Home Edition) from a test date within two years (Texas A&M University does not accept the MyBest TOEFL score), or
Minimum TOEFL Essentials score of 8.5, or
Minimum IELTS Academic test score of 6.0 overall band (Texas A&M University does not accept the IELTS General test), or
GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval), or
GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval), or
Acquiring alternative verification during the admission process from the Graduate and Professional School via a departmental request.

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


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