What You'll Learn
Through the graduate degree in the field of journalism you:
- Master the latest reporting, writing, and technical skills for traditional and digital media.
- Build greater confidence surrounding multimedia communication, identifying and pitching stories, and connecting with editors.
- Learn techniques for conducting incisive interviews, gathering salient information, and writing compelling narratives with clarity and style.
- Develop deeper understanding in a focused topic area or beat, such as American politics, international security, environmental policy, and world religions.
- Earn an optional certificate in business communication, digital storytelling, or marketing management and digital strategy.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Journalism.
The writing, research, and interview skills our graduates gain are in high demand in the world of media and communication. They are also transferable to many careers in the nonprofit and business sectors.
Courses Taken Each Semester
Work Full Time
Would Recommend the Program
Professional Experience in the Field
Pursued for Career Change
Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
We are not accepting our diplomas, and then beginning our lives. Many of us came to Harvard to enhance our already developed lives. We recognize that our education is vital to getting where we wish to go.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2021–22 rate)||$2,980 per 4-credit course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,760|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.