Graduate Programs

Welcome to Northeastern University's Graduate School of Journalism. Our School offers a master of arts in three concentrations—Professional, Research, and Journalism and Public Policy. This provides students with the choice of either hands-on training in the field of journalism, analytical study that could lead to opportunities in teaching or specialized beats, or for students who are interested in reporting on public policy.

In the Professional Concentration, a combination of training in the classroom and work experience outside prepares graduates for careers as reporters and editors at newspapers, magazines, online publications and in the broadcast media.

The Research Concentration generally attracts experienced journalists who would like to develop a specialty within their field, or who hope to branch off into other career pursuits, such as teaching or writing books. At Northeastern, you would have time to develop a specialty—politics, education, religion, law, cinema studies, social welfare reporting, demographics reporting and medical reporting to name a few. It can also provide you with a chance to focus on a specific topic, and also provide you with career advancement.

The Journalism and Public Policy Concentration provides students a chance to learn about the complex world of public policy and public policy reporting from public policy experts in the social sciences and from skilled journalists.

Northeastern isn't just about the next step up the career ladder. Northeastern journalism graduate students know that Boston is a first-rate media city, and that many students end up working at local publications such as The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and Boston Phoenix. Our program can help you to reshape your career, or provide you with the essential tools to improve the work you already do for career advancement. It will put you into contact with the best our profession has to offer, both within the university's rich faculty and through Northeastern's strong links with local media, and with other publications across the country.