Investigative Journalism, MA

Why study investigative journalism at the Cronkite School?

Learn from Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty

Students learn from the world’s leaders in investigative journalism, data analysis and multimedia storytelling. Top faculty from other ASU college and the Mayo Clinic’s Alix School of Medicine also come to the Cronkite School to teach courses in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

National and international reporting opportunities

Students complete their third-semester capstone experience in the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, producing a project of national scope and impact. Students also have opportunities to report abroad during their second semester.

Graduate funding

All applicants are considered for generous fellowships, assistantships and scholarships. Complete your application by December 1 for priority consideration.

Develop your professional portfolio

MAIJ students produce investigations distributed by newsrooms across the country, including The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, ABCNews and many others.

Accelerate your career

The Cronkite Career Services team and the Cronkite Nation alumni network are here to support you in advancing a thrilling career. MAIJ students also have opportunities for post-graduate fellowships at leading news organizations across the country such as NPR, The Associated Press, PBS NewsHour and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Complete the program in 12 months

The three-semester master’s program can be completed in 12 months in consecutive fall, spring and summer semesters, though students are always welcome to gain additional experiences in the following academic year.