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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's 12-month master's degree program uses the "teaching hospital" method to immerse students in the practice of journalism and prepare them for careers in today's rapidly evolving media industry.
The Cronkite School stands out from other schools for journalism with its teaching hospital paradigm. The full-time journalism graduate program is unique among schools with journalism programs in its scope, focus and intensity. It begins with a "boot camp" experience where students learn the reporting skills, values and principles embodied by Walter Cronkite, the school's guiding light for the past three decades. But it also is designed with the future in mind. Students learn how to navigate a dramatically different 21st-century media environment through classes and a symposium specifically focused on the future of journalism. Students are able to apply that knowledge through an intensive, practical experience in one of the school's signature professional programs spanning broadcast journalism, sports journalism and other arenas.
Students do all of this in a world-class facility in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the nation's sixth largest city and 13th largest media market. The school also is the home of Arizona PBS, and student journalists can walk to the state's largest newspaper, the NBC affiliate, Fox News, or to cover major events at city hall; county, state and federal agencies; and at major sporting and cultural venues.
The cornerstones of the graduate program are the journalism school's professional programs:
Master of Mass Communication (MMC)
Journalism & Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
The Cronkite School has additional requirements and deadlines for application. For more information on curriculum and admissions requirements, go here.
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