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A New Standard for Journalism Education

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is a pioneer in educating today’s journalists. Not confined by the traditional structure that defines most journalism schools, NYU’s degree is responsive to the industry demand for journalists who are well-versed in the subject matter they report on. Students choose their focus from eight subject areas—from cultural criticism to science and the environment.

Our small cohort size allows for a deeper, more personalized experience. And NYU’s program emphasizes the critical thinking skills so important when covering a complex, interrelated world. All of this adds up to the perfect combination of skills and mastery of content.


Find Your Focus

The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute offers an online master’s degree in journalism as well as traditional graduate programs and concentrations in ten targeted areas of study.

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American Journalism Online Master’s

Collaborate with classmates from around the world and workshop your stories while earning your degree at your own pace.

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Business & Economic Reporting

Build your portfolio and set yourself up for career success as you report on what drives the global economy. Take journalism courses at the Journalism Institute and MBA courses at NYU’s prestigious Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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Cultural Reporting & Criticism

Learn to write in a variety of formats—from personal essays to long form narrative—in the only graduate journalism program in the country specifically designed to prepare the next generation of cultural reporters and critics.

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Global & Joint Program Studies

Work toward a joint M.A. degree* in Journalism and Africana Studies, French Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, European and Mediterranean Studies, East Asian Studies, or International Relations.

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Literary Reportage

Learn how to produce beautifully written, reality-based journalism in a degree that brings together the mastery of research and reporting skills of a journalism school with the writing-intensive focus of an MFA program.

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Magazine & Digital Storytelling

Focus on learning the journalistic skills necessary to report and write for both print and digital magazines as you try out every form of journalism—from timely news stories and opinion pieces to in-depth features and personal essays.

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News & Documentary

Master the reporting and storytelling skills to produce short- and long-form video journalism for traditional and non-traditional media and take master’s classes with the best independent documentary filmmakers in New York City.

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Podcasting & Audio Reportage

The Podcasting & Audio Reportage concentration is a 36-credit program which allows students to acquire deep skills in the audio medium, within NYU’s Journalism offerings

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Reporting the Nation & New York in Multimedia

Using New York City and the United States as your laboratory, learn how to tell stories in new ways through a variety of different mediums—from traditional TV and print to audio and social media.

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Science, Health & Environmental Reporting

Join others with a passion for making stories about science, health, and the environment relevant and accessible to everyone. Learn from a faculty of nationally prominent science journalists.

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Studio 20: Digital First

Focus on digital innovation through project-based learning, and engage with the evolving opportunities of multimedia and interactive journalism.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Faculty


of graduate students in the Class of 2019 held internships while at NYU


of the Class of 2019 landed jobs, paid fellowships, internships, or freelance work after graduation

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Faculty Who Are Invested in Your Future

The strength of NYU’s journalism program stems from the accomplishments of our faculty, who are at the top of their fields. Our professors author books on important contemporary topics. They publish in the most prestigious papers, magazines, and reviews. And they produce documentaries for major media outlets. NYU professors are much more than just mentors—they are deeply invested in their students’ success as future journalists.


On-the-Ground Experience in the Media Center of the World

NYU journalism students benefit from the dynamism of New York City, a global magnet for the best and brightest in the field. Here, you’ll find inspiration on every city street. This is where professional publishing opportunities abound: our students land some of the most competitive internships in the industry and publish in the world’s most prestigious publications, even before finishing their degrees.

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*Note: Global and Joint Program Studies consists of joint programs with:

For joint degrees, you should indicate your interest when applying. You must apply to and be admitted by both participating departments.

In some cases, students are permitted to take courses from other areas of study within the Institute. The corresponding graduate program director must approve such requests.

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