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Lisa Brown

As the business editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lisa Brown applies her journalism expertise on a daily basis. When she was looking for an additional degree, she needed a program with flexible hours and instantaneous application. The University of Missouri School of Journalism's interactive media master’s program provided Lisa access to top-notch faculty and the latest information on the ever-changing field of journalism.

JoDee Kenney

For JoDee Kenney, Mizzou was THE choice. A veteran of the television industry, she wanted to stay relevant and remain flexible in her career. The University of Missouri's School of Journalism offered her an online program focused on the modern era of interactive media.

Elizabeth Sanchez Denton

Elizabeth Sanchez Denton is an accomplished journalist and wanted professional development that built upon her expansive field experience. University of Missouri's School of Journalism Interactive Media degree was the perfect fit for Elizabeth and her busy life.

Tuition and financial aid

Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

credit hours
tuition + fees per credit hour
estimated program cost

This estimate is for illustrative purposes only and is based on academic year 2021 information. It includes:

  • Online MA in journalism tuition of $741.40 per credit hour, plus
  • School of Journalism course fee of $112.50 per credit hour, plus
  • Information technology fee of $14.35 per credit hour.

This estimate does not include your application fee, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply. Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual program costs will vary from these estimated totals.

See more about tuition and fees.

Financial aid

Graduate students may receive several types of financial aid, including loans.

3 out of 4 MU graduate students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is contingent upon eligibility.

Average financial aid package*

* In the 2015 academic year, 9,153 graduate students were enrolled at MU; 6,938 (75.8 percent) of them received a combined total of $140,889,924 in need-based and non-need-based financial aid.

The Student Financial Aid Office can provide further information and assist you with federal aid and upcoming scholarship deadlines.

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

This program is administered by the School of Journalism.

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