• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Overview

The primary professional aim of the Journalism program offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is to train students as public affairs and enterprise journalists. The Journalism Department seeks to prepare broadly educated professionals who will assume decision-making and leadership roles in a variety of media organizations.

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:

  • Undergraduate Open Seminar
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • History of American Journalism
  • Newsgathering Across Platforms
  • Multimedia Reporting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    103

    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:

    7.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 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

National

  • High school transcript
  • Test score results (ACT, SAT)
  • Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
International
  • To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31374 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30484 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13034 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13034 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Urbana

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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