The Master of Journalism degree is an intensive professional graduate program that runs over four terms with a summer internship. It is designed to provide graduates with the optimal mix of academic theory and practice to succeed as a journalist locally or globally. This full-time program offers experience across media with a curriculum tailored to your educational needs.
Our distinctive approach to journalism education has two components: academic specialization and applied training. This involves creating a program of study focused on an academic area – relevant to your background – and interests along with courses in media theory and ethics. The program is taught across online, print, radio and television platforms, including high-definition television journalism.
Successful applicants develop academic specialties in cooperation with faculty at the second-largest research institution in Canada, situated within a Faculty of Arts that is ranked in the top 50 of its peers internationally.
Courses at the School are taught by media scholars and award-winning international journalists in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is one of the most diverse and progressive cities in the world.
The Graduate School is modelled on a small Liberal Arts college with small class sizes and one-on-one attention. Students have contact with professors both in and outside of the classroom on a regular basis. Faculty and staff mentor students on freelancing opportunities, international internships and career options.
Students also participate in ongoing internships throughout the school year with media outlets in Vancouver. Our graduate students hail from a select global pool of candidates, and our alumni go on to succeed in all forms of media.
We are the only post-graduate journalism degree program in Western Canada.