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Journalism (Graphics, Magazine Media, News, Photo), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Have you ever read a news article, press release, or magazine and imagined yourself as the author,telling stories and the truth in a way that engaged your audience? Maybe you would like to tell your story through data and images, creating interesting infographics that entertain and educate audiences all over the world.
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In Ball State’s Department of Journalism, you'll learn advertising, journalism, and public relations from their foundations in communication, persuasion, and storytelling. You will learn not only how to apply that knowledge to current best practices; you will also learn how to continually adapt your skills and lead the transformation of journalism and strategic communications in the future.

  • Journalism Graphics - If you like designing infographics or figuring out typography for magazine layout, journalism graphics is for you.
  • Magazine Media – If you want to be a writer or an editor for a print or online magazine, including our award-winning student magazine Ball Bearings, then this is the major for you.
  • News – Our news students earn a double major in journalism and telecommunications. You will be prepared to tell stories through many different platforms.
  • Photojournalism – If you want to tell stories through photography, then photojournalism is what you should pursue.
  • Education License Addition in Journalism – Do you want to teach journalism? This program combines expertise from faculty in the Teachers College and the Department of Journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development
  • Persuasion
  • Media and American Society
  • Introduction to Visual Comm
  • Strategic Writing
  • Introduction to Advertising

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.

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    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.

General Requirements

  • Review Ball State's admission requirements.
  • Complete and submit the university application for undergraduate admission and housing.
  • Have your official high school transcript sent directly from your high school to the Office of Admissions
  • Have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the Office of Admissions.
  • Complete and submit an applicant statement, if needed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24462 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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