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Quick Facts

Whether you are a working journalist looking to expand your skill set or a recent college graduate aiming to advance your career, Ball State’s online graduate program in journalism is the perfect fit. The master of arts in journalism provides an opportunity for students to become better reporters and storytellers with expertise in media analytics. This degree is perfect for students who want in-depth knowledge of the media industry.

Our distinguished faculty of teachers and journalism practitioners will instruct you on data journalism, content strategy, media analytics, and data visualization, as well as eye-tracking research and literary journalism, preparing you for moving up in your field or pursuing doctoral programs. This student-centered degree will help you become an exceptional storyteller, reporter, media analyst, manager, and entrepreneur. Our award-winning faculty are agile and adaptive, embracing a fast-changing media landscape that pushes innovation and entrepreneurial learning. We teach empathy and self-awareness, not only for recognizing personal biases but also for helping students to stay grounded in professional ethics throughout their careers. We are intentional in purpose and embed experiences across our curriculum that are transformational.

The master’s program in media analytics and management helped prepare me to further my education after Ball State as a PhD student. I regularly call upon the skills I learned in the program when completing my doctoral courses and research, and I am always finding ways to emulate my Ball State professors when teaching in my own classroom. This program and the faculty who teach here have become the solid foundation on which I am building my career in academia.

—Jesse Roark, 2021

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If you’d like to learn more about our Master's in Journalism, complete our online form or contact us for more information. And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

Graduate Assistantships

Need help paying for your graduate work in journalism? Our school is committed to providing practical, hands-on opportunities through graduate assistantships.

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