Columbia Journalism School

Our Programs

The Graduate School of Journalism offers several academic degree programs designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced journalists.

M.S. Program


The Master of Science program offers aspiring and experienced journalists the opportunity to study the skills, the art, and the ethics of journalism by reporting, writing and producing stories that range from short news pieces to complex narrative features. Read more »

M.A. Program


The prestigious, nine-month Master of Arts program is designed to equip journalists with subject-area expertise, so that they may cover complicated issues in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Read more »

Dual-Degree Programs


The Journalism School offers several dual degree programs in cooperation with other schools and programs at Columbia University and abroad. Participation in these programs is contingent upon acceptance into both both the Journalism School and the program's partner school. Read more »

International Programs


Partnerships with Sciences Po in Paris and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg allow Columbia Journalism students to study in both New York City and abroad and receive degrees from two institutions. Read more »

Ph.D. Program


The Doctor of Philosophy degree gathers and focuses the resources of Columbia University on a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of communications. Students craft individual courses of study drawing upon the wide array of departments and divisions at the university. Read more »

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship


The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance. Read more »

Columbia Case Studies Program


The Columbia Case Studies Program, launched in February 2007, aims to enhance the way journalism is taught in the US and abroad by giving teachers and professionals powerful new tools with which to work. The goal is to train students to think like newsroom managers and news industry leaders. Read more »


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