About the School
For over a century, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism trains journalists in a program that stresses academic rigor, ethics, inquiry and professional practice. Founded with a gift from Joseph Pulitzer, the School opened its doors in 1912 and offers master of science, master of arts, and doctor of philosophy degrees. @columbiajourn
Our degree programs — the Master of Science, the Master of Arts, and the Ph.D. in Communications — are intensive, rigorous and demanding. The quality, vitality and innovation of our programs remain unsurpassed, providing the foundation and opportunity for students not only to succeed, but to shape the future of journalism.
Our faculty are preeminent in their fields. They are award-winning reporters, columnists, authors, magazine editors, documentary filmmakers, and digital media specialists. They are experienced, independent thinkers with a history of professional accomplishment who are deeply committed to teaching, challenging, and supporting their students.
The prizes the Journalism School administers, including the Pulitzer Prizes and the duPont-Columbia Awards, are internationally known.
Our continuing education programs, fellowships and workshops offer opportunities for seasoned practitioners and media executives to advance their knowledge and expertise.
Columbia University is committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and more. We offer a curriculum as pluralistic and polyphonic as New York itself and a community of scholars who embody this commitment to diversity and who encourage discussion and debate.
Columbia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-384-5000 (MSCHE). Columbia Journalism School is accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.