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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At Journalism from Gonzaga University emphasis is placed on the role of journalism in civic and political participation, and on the social justice awareness rooted in the University mission.

Graduates with Journalism from Gonzaga University will:

  • Be adept at articulating the roles that journalism plays in a democratic governmental system, and in the range of governmental systems internationally, through the lens of historical context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather relevant information via research, interviews and observation that has inherent news value, and write stories using that information, in appropriate journalistic style.
  • Demonstrate acumen in media content creation with attention to media format, grammar and punctuation, and AP style.
  • Be able to edit journalistic writing that is contextual, accurate and relevant for multiple media platforms in a deadline environment.
  • Understand the boundaries and protections of media law and the guidelines for ethical journalistic behaviors, and engage in journalistic practices that transcend minimum industry standards.

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 Literacy
  • Media Law
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Civic Journalism
  • Student Media Writing Lab
  • Design and Editing
  • Photojournalism
  • History of Journalism
  • Public Affairs Reporting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online Common Application.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
    • Personal Essay and Activities List (found on the Common Application).
    • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
    • Common Application School Report (found on the Common Application).
    • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation (found on the Common Application).
    • Copy of Passport 
    • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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