Master's in Journalism

12 Jun 12-1pm ET
Master's in Journalism Webinar  
27 Jun 11:30am-1pm ET
SCS Open House Lunch  
01 Aug 12-1pm ET
Journalism—Virtual Sample Class  

To earn an MPS in Journalism, you must successfully complete 10 courses (30 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics in Journalism
    • Capstone
  • 3 foundation courses (9 credits total):
    • Reporting and News Writing
    • Digital Essentials for Journalists
    • Photo and Video Storytelling
  • 5 elective courses (15 credits total):

Program Format

The program is offered in the on-campus format. Classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule:

  • Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters. 
  • Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 courses) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Although students are not required to take credits during the summer semester, they have the option of registering for one or more courses in order to continue their degree progress year-round.

Internships & Fellowships

Georgetown’s Journalism program provides numerous opportunities to work with established journalists and media organizations in the Washington, D.C., area and around the world. Through coursework, internships, and fellowships, you'll be able to forge strong industry connections as you build your network both inside and outside the classroom.

Our students have worked with leading news and media organizations, including:

  • The Associated Press
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • BBC
  • CBS Radio
  • CNN
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Huffington Post
  • InsideNoVa
  • National Geographic
  • NBC4 in Washington
  • NPR
  • The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Slate
  • The Washington City Paper
  • Washingtonian
  • The Washington Post
  • WUSA9
  • USA Today

Past Washington City Paper student-written articles Include:

Past InsideNoVa student-written articles Include:


All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.