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Journalism Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2021-2022

  • Average Course Tuition


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Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age.

Master the latest reporting, writing, and technical skills for traditional and digital media.

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.

  • 38

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 71%

    Work Full Time

  • 94%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 38%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    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 ($745 per credit)
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.