This is a hands-on, 12-month program offering extensive practice of the skills you will need as a working journalist in all digital or print platforms. Experienced professionals on the faculty work one-on-one with students in lab settings that provide real-world training in reporting, writing, editing, design and production. And we bring the real world to you, in the form of internship opportunities built into the curriculum.
The environment is competitive but nurturing, recognizing that the typical student enters journalism through this program at the ground floor. In the final semester for most students in this July-to-July master’s program, students create a magazine from scratch to polished completion with all the web and social media components, functioning as a full-time staff of reporters, writers, researchers, designers and producers.
Other required topics of study include research methods; the principles and history of journalism; and media law, plus numerous electives—with a heavy concentration in web and other digital formats—from a broad range of graduate offerings in the Newhouse School and the University at large.
View the 2016-2017 MNO master's program course list for more information.
For complete program requirements and a list of available magazine, newspaper and online graduate courses, see the Syracuse University Course Catalog.
Featured Course: MNO 608
Students learn how to edit and rewrite copy for magazines: ideas, heads, decks, story organization. Pictures, layout, dummy production. Additional work required of graduate students.
Featured Course: MNO 631
This is the capstone experience for graduate magazine, newspaper, and online journalism majors. Students will devote 200 hours per term as part of a reporting/writing/editing team. Students will produce a publishable journalism project.