Graduate Programs

Launch your media career with the Cronkite School's graduate journalism programs. USA Today, The New York Times, Times of London and American Journalism Review have all featured Cronkite’s “teaching hospital” method of education, which prepares students to be leaders in the news industry through cutting-edge professional programs in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Journalism Master's Degree

Cronkite Master of Mass Communication

The Master of Mass Communication program offers immersive learning beginning with a multimedia “boot camp,” which trains students to report, write and produce content for broadcast and digital platforms. From there, students dive deeper into advanced broadcast production, investigative reporting, business reporting, Spanish-language news, transborder coverage, strategic communications or digital media entrepreneurship.

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Sports Journalism Master's Degree

Sports Journalism Master's Degree

The Master of Arts in Sports Journalism follows the same hands-on, immersive model of the MMC program to prepare students for careers in sports media and communications. Students cover collegiate and professional sports and events such as the NCAA Final Four and the Summer Olympic Games. Students complete capstone experiences in the L.A. and Phoenix sports bureaus, producing content for Cronkite News, Fox Sports Arizona and more.

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Master’s Degree in Investigative Journalism

The Howard Center for Investigative Reporting is the centerpiece of a first-in-the-nation new master’s degree – the M.A. in Investigative Journalism. This interdisciplinary program is designed for career switchers – those with experience in fields such as law, health, business and government.

Digital Audience Strategy Master's Degree

The online master's degree prepares students to design and execute large-scale digital audience strategy through a data-driven, multidisciplinary, hands-on curriculum.

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Mid-Career Master's Degree

Mid-Career Master's

The mid-career Master of Mass Communication track is designed specifically for journalists and communications professionals with substantial professional experience who are seeking to develop new and useful skills and knowledge that will help them take their careers to the next level.

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Dual Degree: Journalism and Legal Studies

Business Journalism Online Master's Degree

The Master of Mass Communication and Master of Legal Studies dual degrees allows students to complete the two degrees within two years. The program between the Cronkite School and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is designed for students interested in building a strong foundation in journalism and law.

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Mayo-Cronkite Fellowship Program

Mayo-Cronkite Fellowship

This 12-month program is open to medical students from the Mayo Clinic who have completed two years of medical school and want to earn a Master of Mass Communication in addition to a Doctor of Medicine degree. The program teaches skills to tell complex and nuanced medical stories to a wide spectrum of audiences.

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Doctoral Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in journalism and mass communication prepares students for careers in journalism and mass communication education as well as related business fields. Students produce original research with the goal of impacting the journalism profession.