Programs

Our degree programs meet the needs of both new and experienced journalists.

Areas of Study

Data
Documentary
Investigative
Multimedia
Broadcast
Business
Audio
Arts
Politics
International
Science
Writing

Compare M.S., M.S. Data & M.A.

M.S.

Who should apply:

  • Applicants with zero to three years of experience
  • Career changers
  • Practicing journalists looking to develop new skills and take their work to higher levels

Applicants can work in multiple platforms and have the following options:

  • General M.S., dual degree and part‐time programs
  • Specializations in investigative and documentary journalism

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M.S In Data JRN

Who should apply:

  • Applicants with an interest in reporting data-driven stories 
  • Applicants with zero to three years of experience
  • Practicing journalists looking to develop new skills and take their work to higher levels

Applicants can work in multiple platforms and have the following options:

  • Take foundational computational and data courses as well as a course on the fundamentals of reporting
  • Seminar & Production courses with a data focus and produce a Data Master's project.

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M.A.

Who should apply:

  • Experienced journalists with three to 15 years experience who want to go deeper into a specialized subject area, further hone their skills and advance their careers

Applicants choose from the following areas of concentration:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Economics
  • Politics 
  • Science 

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Our Degree Programs

Dual Degrees

The Journalism School offers dual degree opportunities with other Columbia departments and with two international programs.

Students can apply for dual degrees in computer science, international and public affairs, business, religion and law.

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Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communications prepares students to teach in colleges and universities, to conduct original research in communications or to carry out policy or research work.

Ph.D. students study the relationships between people and media in their cultural, social, political, historical, economic and technological contexts.

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Knight-Bagehot Fellowship

Spencer Fellowship

The Spencer Fellowship offers an extraordinary opportunity for journalists and educators in- and outside of the U.S. to spend an academic year at Columbia University researching and producing journalism about a significant topic in education.