Admission to the M.S. in Journalism

Students can be admitted with degrees in any field. Admissions requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or better from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools.
  • Official GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) scores. Applicants can submit scores from the MCAT, DAT, or GMAT instead of the GRE. This requirement is waived for applicants who have a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three references that can address the applicant's capacity to succeed in the field of health and science journalism or related fields and complete a course of graduate study. If the applicant is a student or has graduated within the last two years, at least one letter must be from a faculty member with whom the applicant has studied. If the applicant has been working as a journalist, at least one letter must be from an editor or supervisor familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Portfolio of journalistic work (3-5 samples of your work) or a 500-word essay on an issue of current interest in science, health, the environment or technology, explaining why you think this issue is important.
  • An interview, if requested by the Admissions Committee. We expect to interview candidates whenever possible.
  • Licensed health professionals need proof of licensure and good standing
  • International students who trained in non-English-speaking schools and live in a non-English-speaking country are required to take the TOEFL exam. The expected minimum score is 100 for the Internet-Based Test, 250 for the Computer-Based Test and 600 for the Paper-Based Test.