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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Missoula, MT, United States
If you are interested in telling stories of the world’s people, places and issues through the written word, video, photography and audio, this is the place for you. The Journalism program of The University of Montana is a hands-on, fully accredited school where you can design your own curriculum.
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About the Program

In the Journalism program of The University of Montana our students learn by doing. We boast a state-of-the-art facility in Don Anderson Hall and promote a very intimate learning environment. You will be required to DO JOURNALISM while you are a student, ending your time here with a professional portfolio of work that will help you land that first job after graduation. Our students produce magazine and newspaper articles and photographs, on-air reports for radio and television, documentary films, and online multimedia reports. They win the top awards and scholarships given to college journalists year after year. 

Our faculty has a wealth of experience. Each member has at least 10 years of professional experience; most have much more. They’ve worked for daily newspapers, alternative weeklies, radio and television stations, magazines and online news organizations in Montana, the Northwest, around the country and the world. Their contacts are current and deep, which means you’ll have the benefit of landing a great internship or first job after graduation. 

We are an accredited school of journalism, which means your courses will be current and demanding, your class sizes will be small, and you will have the best equipment and facilities to conduct your work. Ours is an open-door policy, so when you need help, our faculty and staff will be here for you. In addition, we have scholarships, work-study opportunities and a variety of financial aid packages to help defray educational costs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media History and Literacy
  • Elements of News Writing
  • Beginning Visual Journalism
  • Reporting
  • First Amendment and Journalism Law
  • Ethics and Trends in News Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Pay the application fee
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Academic records
  • Financial information
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27238 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27238 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7412 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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