© 2002
Eric Hastie

Grad School, Journalism Style

Is four years of undergraduate studies not enough?

Are you looking to beef up your resume with a master's degree?

With more and more graduate programs being offered in all areas of study every year, it is important to find one that matches your interests and career goals. Graduate school for journalism is a valuable complement to any undergraduate degree. With a journalism master's, a student is able to write about their area of expertise in addition to learning communication skills that are applicable in any work environment.

While journalism isn't necessarily a career that requires a master's degree, if you are looking to advance in the academic world, the degree is a must.

However, before you sign up for a program, ask yourself these questions.

  • What are my career goals?
  • Am I dedicated enough for the commitment?
  • Will I be able to afford tuition, living expenses and books?
  • What do I want to do a few years after I get my degree?

Still not sure you want to attend? Let's look at some reasons for going to graduate school. Reasons

Or, if you're sure that you want the degree, let's find some schools for you. Program