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Graduate programs

Take the next step in your career with opportunities to study investigative journalism, digital marketing, strategic communication and more, at a graduate level.

Explore graduate programs

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Mass Communication, MMC

In as few as 12 months, get immersive, hands-on experiences that prepare you to report and produce content across a variety of platforms.

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Sports Journalism, MA

Prepare for a career in sports media through hands-on reporting and production courses.

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Investigative Journalism, MA

Publish hard-hitting stories in national media outlets and prepare to become a powerhouse investigative storyteller in as few as 12 months.

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Digital Audience Strategy, MS

Accelerate your career in marketing and communications by harnessing analytics, SEO, paid and organic social media campaigns and audience research in this graduate program.

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Narrative and Emerging Media, MA

Learn AR, VR, documentary and other emerging media techniques in this LA-based graduate program.

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Strategic Communication, MA

Harness digital media, public relations, audience data and content strategy to create communication campaigns that make a difference — in 12 months or fewer.

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Journalism and Mass Communication, PhD

Prepare to become a scholar and a teacher through our innovative journalism doctoral program taught by world-class faculty.

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Dual Degree: MD/MMC

Through a partnership between the Cronkite School and the Mayo Clinic’s Alix School of Medicine, the MD/Master of Mass Communication program prepares physicians to be a strong voice for health and change.

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Dual Degree: Journalism and Legal Studies

In this program, the Cronkite School and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law prepare students who want to ground their journalism in a deep understanding of legal issues.

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Dual Degree: Journalism and Sustainability

This dual master’s degree program was developed for incoming students interested in careers reporting on environmental issues and alternative energy.

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Digital Audience Strategy, Graduate Certificate

Boost your digital marketing and strategy skills and learn how to grow and engage audiences in any field.

Victoria Valenzuela

I’ll be responsible for overseeing our coverage of Colorado’s diverse communities, in line with our DE&I metrics. I’ll also have the opportunity to create my own content. Perhaps most importantly, I’ll be connecting with community leaders across the state, so we can better understand where our coverage succeeds, and where we have opportunity for improvement. My time at Cronkite gave me the basic skills to succeed in a newsroom. I, of course, was green walking into my first shop, but I was able to hold my own as a producer. From editorial meetings to boothing my newscast, I felt well prepared.

Victoria Valenzuela (’18) Executive Producer of Race and Culture, 9NEWS Denver

Contact us to get started

To learn more about Cronkite School graduate degrees, email us at or contact Aric Johnson.