Curriculum

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
    • Video Journalism
  • 5 elective courses (15 credits total):

All core and/or foundation courses—aside from Capstone, which you will take during your final semester of the program—must be completed before you can take elective courses.

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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
  • MSNBC
  • 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

Our program also offers fellowships through a partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, which represents 117 alternative news outlets in North America. Through these opportunities, students have conducted interviews with journalism thought leaders, researched cutting-edge mobile and business products, and used their findings to create compelling multimedia projects.