Advance your career in journalism

The field of journalism is constantly evolving. Acquire the necessary skills and credentials to excel in leadership – in print, broadcast, advertising, corporate communications or public relations with an online degree from MU’s School of Journalism.

If you are a professional with three or more years of professional experience in journalism or a strategic communication-related field, the online master’s program may be right for you.

Pay in-state tuition

Our graduate students pay in-state tuition, making these accredited programs affordable.

World view

Now in its 16th year, the online MA program was one of the first online graduate programs in journalism in the world. Our online students come to us from everywhere, including: newsrooms, broadcast stations, the armed forces and advertising firms. Our alumni include many industry executives, innovators, esteemed educators, and award winners.

Choose one of our online degrees* for your master’s:

Health communication

Ideal for individuals in health sciences, health care facility administration and communication who want more knowledge about health topics and communication practices.

Interactive media

Created to help media professionals understand how people perceive and process the messages they encounter and share in interactive, digital and social media.

Media management

The right program emphasis for journalists, public relations practitioners and advertising professionals who want to move into management positions.

Strategic communication

Designed for professionals in advertising, marketing, communication and public relations who wish to accomplish organizational or client goals.

*Delivery of these programs is blended; one on-campus seminar held in the fall is required, but individuals may elect to attend up to three times.


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.