The Part-Time M.S. Program Celebrates A Quarter Century

Spring 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class of the part-time M.S. program. This program was launched in 1991 by former Dean Joan Konner as a flexible option for those who wanted to hold on to their day jobs while completing the degree.  Since 1993, the part-time program has graduated nearly 900 students.

To commemorate this milestone, a Part-Time Scholarship Fund has been created where donors can contribute in support of part-time students' access to a world-class Columbia Journalism School education. 

Members of the Part-time Alumni community spread across the world are participating, with the goal of raising $40,000 in support of scholarship aid for the incoming class. 

The part-time program attracts many career changers and has graduated Pulitzer winners like Robin McDowell CJS '93 and Amy Ellis Nutt CJS '95.

Watch the videos of part-time graduates, Monika Drake and Vladimir Duthiers, and read the profiles of Pulitzer Prize winners Robin McDowell and Amy Ellis Nutt:

Monika Drake ’99 - Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times

Vladimir Duthiers, J’11 - CBS News as a correspondent and CBSN anchor

Robin McDowell CJS ’93

Amy Ellis Nutt CJS ’95 

Please consider contributing to the fund online or by sending a check to the below address below noting that your contribution should be directed to the Part-Time Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions about the fund please contact Asha Kaufman at

Asha Kaufman
Columbia Journalism School
Pulitzer Hall 704B
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For questions about the part-time program, please contact the program director, Elena Cabral at or 212-854-1124.