Master's Degree

On-Campus Format

Engage with award-winning journalists in the fast-paced news hub of Washington, D.C., while mastering the digital and entrepreneurial skills needed for success in today’s job market.

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Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Journalism immerses you at the center of politics, culture, and journalism in Washington, D.C.

Through a blend of focused study and hands-on practice, our program prepares you with a comprehensive understanding of the modern media landscape. You’ll master not only the reporting and writing skills that are essential to journalism, but also the contemporary digital and entrepreneurial skills that give you a competitive edge.


Number of Credits
30 credits



Full-time or part-time

2 to 5 years

Semester of Entry
Fall, spring, summer

In the classroom, you’ll learn from award-winning journalists and media professionals who bring expertise from organizations such as the Associated Press, Bloomberg, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Outside of class, you'll have opportunities to expand your network and build your portfolio through workshops, internships, and industry events with some of the world’s largest media institutions.

Grounded in ethics, our program emphasizes the guiding principles that are inherent to journalism excellence—including accurate and fair reporting, accountability, and sound judgment. You’ll examine the evolving challenges today’s journalists face while learning how to deliver factual, compelling content with integrity and confidence.

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. We offer options for full- or part-time participation and classes held on weekday evenings, so you can earn your degree at a pace that suits your needs—without interrupting your career.

Our graduates are inquisitive, ethical storytellers who operate with agility and purpose. Upon completing the program, you’ll have a strong foundation of industry skills and knowledge that prepares you for a successful journalism career, both now and in the future.

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