Three letters of recommendation
GRE General Test (GRE Subject Test is not required)
TOEFL scores (International applicants for whom English is not their first language)
Autobiographical essay & Professional essay
Writing Test (Administered by the J-School)
Application fee: $100
Deadline to apply for the program is January 15, 2017.
For more information about the admissions requirements, please visit the Journalism website.
Admissions inquiries should be directed to the Graduate School of Journalism Admissions Office, and Clarissa Peña, Assistant Manager of Student Services, in the CS Department.
This dual degree program is designed to provide students with skills in Computer Science and Journalism to prepare them for new digital-media oriented careers in journalism. Students will earn Master’s degrees in Computer Science and in Journalism.
Students will enroll for a total of four semesters. In addition to taking classes already offered at the Journalism and Engineering schools, students will attend a seminar and workshop designed specifically for the dual degree program. The seminar will teach students about the impact of digital techniques on journalism; the emerging role of citizens in the news process; the influence of social media; and the changing business models that will support newsgathering. In the workshop, students will use a hands-on approach to delve deeply into information design, focusing on how to build a site, section or application from concept to development, ensuring the editorial goals are kept uppermost in mind. Students will also engage in projects supervised jointly by professors in Computer Science and Journalism to give them hands-on experience.