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
- 3 foundation courses (9 credits total):
- Reporting and News Writing
- Digital Essentials for Journalists
- Photo and Video Storytelling
- 5 elective courses (15 credits total):
- For a current list of electives, visit the Course Schedule.
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
- CBS Radio
- The Dallas Morning News
- The Huffington Post
- National Geographic
- NBC4 in Washington
- The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- The Washington City Paper
- The Washington Post
- USA Today
Past Washington City Paper student-written articles Include:
- Howard’s Kimora Williams Fights for Diversity and Equity as a Black Woman Lacrosse Player. by Katie Marlow (G’23)
- D.C. Tenants in Rent-Controlled Units Could See as Much as 8.9 Percent Increases, by Anastasia Obis (G’23)
- Activists Offer Circular Perspective on Fashion and the Fast Fashion Industry, by Nahawi Hoop (G’22)
- D.C.’s Hidden Flood Risk Is in Areas Far From Bodies of Water, by Allison Hageman (G’22)
- Adjusting to a New Reality, Theaters Ponder Their Futures in the Pandemic Era, by James Jarvis (G’20)
- A Historic Black Golf Course Faces Uncertainty as a Bidding War Over Its Future Begins, by Fredora Kamara (G’18)
- Local Teenage Tennis Phenom Will Make Citi Open Debut, by Mimi Montgomery (G’18)
Past InsideNoVa student-written articles Include:
- ‘We feel the fear along with you’: Arlington schools working to address growing substance abuse concerns, by Anushay Ibraz (G’23)
- Arlington schools stepping up treatment, awareness efforts after overdose death at Wakefield, by Anushay Ibraz (G’23)
All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.