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Journalism, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Program

There has never been a more exciting—and challenging—time to be a journalist. The public has unlimited appetite for information and news, and technology has generated an explosive diversity of media outlets. Meanwhile, market forces continue to disrupt and transform the profession, while critics fervently debate the role and future of a free press. 

In this turbulent, exhilarating environment, Emerson offers one of the nation’s most esteemed and elite undergraduate programs in journalism. The Journalism program of Emerson College gives students the skills and confidence to plunge into the swirling realms of politics, culture, social justice, and international crises. 

While technology has revolutionized how people consume news, we believe that the principles and values underlying journalism should remain the same. Our students learn to dig deep, tell compelling stories, and galvanize public awareness—all in keeping with time-honored ethical and professional standards. 

Our dedicated faculty of experienced professionals—from iconic institutions such as the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, CNN, and the Washington Post—will guide and challenge you as you prepare for a career of finding facts, moving minds, and shaping views.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Discovering Journalism
  • The Digital Journalist
  • Beat Reporting
  • Ethics for Journalists
  • History of the Alternative Press
  • TV News 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.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from each secondary school attended and should include courses taken and grades received in years.
  • A School Report must be completed by your secondary school counselor or another school official, and must be submitted along with an official, signed transcript from your high school.
  • The secondary school counselor evaluation should accompany the high school transcript and School Report.
  • A minimum of one official teacher evaluation from someone who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • We ask that all applicants submit first marking period (first quarter, midterm, first trimester) or mid-year (second quarter, first semester, second trimester) grades when they become available.
  • Testing and English Language Proficiency Requirement.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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