The M.A. Program for Specialized Journalism is for journalists with three to 15 years of professional journalism experience who want to go deeper. Students choose from one of our four concentrations, Politics and Global Affairs; Science, Environment and Medicine; Business; Arts and Culture; and spend the academic year immersed in their subject-area. Working closely with professors from both the Journalism School and relevant academic departments and professional schools across Columbia University, students complete a Master's Thesis, an ambitious reporting project, many of which get published in major news outlets.
Our graduates emerge with a strong subject-matter grounding that enables them to ask more informed questions, to situate news events in their larger context, and to evaluate competing evidence. They learn to produce stories that are nuanced, compelling, and sophisticated. To see their most recent work, follow us on Twitter @MAcolumbiajourn, #cjsMAstories, or visit http://bit.ly/cjsMA