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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1262 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Interested in the news and current issues? Learn to tell the world’s stories through writing and multimedia on this Journalism program from Texas Christian University. In the tradition of ethical journalism made legendary by our namesake, Bob Schieffer, our mission is to prepare tomorrow's leaders for all facets of the news industry. 
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Overview

We train our journalism majors in the skills needed to compete effectively in broadcast, print and digital media. 

You'll learn writing and reporting skills guided by ethical decision-making as you participate in all aspects of creating and producing a newscast or sportscast. As a multimedia journalism student, you'll gain an understanding of modern communication in and out of the classroom.

Our studios are equipped with video editing software, design software and cameras so that our students can create any form of communication. Texas Christian University  Journalism majors gain experience on campus and around Fort Worth. Juniors and seniors can apply for our Washington, D.C. internship program, which places students for semester-long internships in the nation's capital.

Career Prospects

Our graduates work as news and sports reporters, columnists, editors, designers, newscasters, producers, photojournalists, media entrepreneurs, and managers across multiple media platforms. 

Some have gone to law school or entered other graduate programs for more specialized learning. Horned Frogs work in media organizations in markets like Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis, and abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diversity in the Media
  • Newscast
  • Long-Form Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Visual Journalism
  • Global Communication in Context

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.

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  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Essay
  • Counselor Evaluation/Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
  • English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision Applicants Only)
  • Optional Application Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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