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International Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Our ever-changing, fast-paced world depends on well-rounded, well-versed journalists with degrees in journalism and mass communication to keep us connected and informed. A degree in International Journalism from Rockhurst University will launch graduates into a booming, much-needed industry. 
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Rockhurst’s international journalism program prepares the student not only for a challenging and exciting career track, but also for global citizenship: language studies cultivate cultural sensitivity in the student, and the journalism studies program trains one to communicate with those of diverse backgrounds on a variety of issues.

Graduates from Rockhurst University with an International Journalism degree will be prepared for high-demand journalism jobs and careers in broadcast journalism, international TV news bureaus, foreign correspondent jobs, bilingual regional newspapers, associated press jobs or radio stations

Learning Outcomes 

  • The international journalism program is an interdisciplinary program that combines a major in either French or Spanish with a minor in journalism, making this one of the more unique journalism programs in Missouri and throughout the region
  • Students majoring in international journalism will learn how journalism is practiced in other countries as well as the rights of American journalists in other countries
  • Students will investigate and become familiar with the ethical and legal aspects of the profession

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:

  • Basic Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Seminar in Mass Media
  • Advanced Reporting

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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