Innovation. Medicine. Climate Change. Technology. Health. 

Learn how to explain science and its many, varied connections to our lives. 

What We Offer

The Journalism School’s science program is designed to impart the twin attributes of strong science journalism: precision informed by deep intellectual understanding and storytelling that enlivens important but sometimes-technical developments. We teach students how to get and keep an audience’s attention and how to explain the forces that keep our hearts beating, our world turning and our feet on the ground.

M.S. students with an interest in covering science may choose from relevant skills‐oriented classes like data reporting or subject‐specific classes such as Multimedia Storytelling: Science & Environment.

Students in the M.A. Science concentration examine science up close by studying specific fields like physics and climate science and with a landscape view, looking at history and patterns of discovery and innovation. They learn to probe deeper, ask more advanced questions and recognize context or comparisons that might be invisible to the uninitiated. They also receive high‐level personal mentoring.

Explore our degree programs.



In addition to the classes listed here, students interested in reporting on science, health, the environment and related issues have many opportunities to do so in other classes throughout the year.

Please note: The classes listed here represent recent offerings at the Journalism School. Choices vary each semester depending on faculty availability and other considerations. Classes described now may change or be dropped to make room for new additions.

M.A. Science Seminar-in-Concentration

Multimedia Storytelling: Science & Environment

Student Work


Marguerite Holloway

Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Science & Environmental Journalism

Jonathan Weiner

Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism