Curriculum

Our curriculum—short, intense, exciting.

The broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) master’s program has a 40-credit curriculum that begins the week after the July Fourth holiday and ends in August of the following year.

During that time, you’ll launch yourself into our summer Boot Camp, which will immerse you in the experience of working in a real newsroom. During the year, you’ll go into the field to produce packages and report live, develop your skills in writing for the ear, and finish with a capstone experience reporting in Washington D.C.

Advertising Master’s Program Program Schedule

Summer Session II – 6 credits (July)

BDJ 611Writing for Broadcast and Digital News3 credits
BDJ 663News Reporting I3 credits

Internship – 1 credit

Students are required to complete a one-credit internship in either the fall or spring of their program. The internship credit can also be completed over winter break. If you choose this option the internship will be done over break but the credit will be listed as part of the spring semester.

Fall Semester – 11 credits

BDJ 510Topics in Specialized Practice1 credit
BDJ 664News Reporting II3 credits
COM 647
or
COM 698
Applied Media Research
or
Media Law
3 credits
Elective3 credits

Spring Semester – 12 credits

BDJ 636Critical and Historical Perspectives on Broadcast Journalism3 credits
ADV 612News Reporting III3 credits
COM 647 or
COM 698
Applied Media Research
or
Media Law
3 credits
Elective3 credits

Summer Session I – 6 credits

BDJ 665News Producing and Presenting6 credits

Summer Session II – 6 credits

BDJ 675Washington Professional Experience6 credits