Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:University of King's College
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Journalism
Description:The Master of Journalism offered jointly by Dalhousie University and University of King’s College prepares leaders for the rapidly evolving news industry. The professional degree focuses on new methods of journalism research, new multimedia and multiplatform story forms and emerging business models. The degree has two streams: Investigative reporting and New Ventures in Journalism. Both the Investigative and New Ventures streams conclude with a professional project and both are built around a core of classes in the craft and economics of digital journalism.

URL:Journalism at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,067

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:EditorsJournalists and ReportersAnnouncers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Candidates for admission must hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours from a university of recognized standing. A prior learning assessment process will be available for the few applicants who do not have a Bachelor of Journalism degree, but who have a degree in another discipline and deep experience in the field. It is expected that fewer than five percent of admitted students will enter through prior learning assessment. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in journalism, but who hold a four-year undergraduate degree in another discipline and meet all the other MJ prerequisites, may be provisionally admitted to a two-part MJ program. In the first year, students in the program first enroll in the one-year post-baccalaureate bachelor of journalism degree. Students who complete the BJ with a minimum of GPA of B can proceed directly to the MJ program.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Applicants are required to submit a personal statement, a portfolio, and two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 22, 2016