At the graduate (M.A.) level, the Institute offers nine areas of study:
- Business and Economic Reporting
- Cultural Reporting and Criticism
- Global and Joint Program Studies
- Literary Reportage
- Magazine Writing
- News and Documentary
- Reporting the Nation and New York
- Science, Health and Environmental Reporting
- Studio 20: Digital First
Please note that Global and Joint Program Studies consists of joint programs with:
- Russian/Slavic Studies (M.A. Journalism and Russian/Slavic Studies)
- International Relations (M.A. Journalism and International Relations)
- Africana Studies (M.A. Journalism and Africana Studies)
- European and Mediterranean Studies
- The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (M.A. Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
- The Institute of French Studies (M.A. Journalism and French Studies)
- The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies (M.A. Journalism and Near Eastern Studies)
- East Asian Studies (M.A. Journalism and East Asian Studies)
For joint degrees, students must apply to and be accepted by both participating departments and should indicate their interest when applying.
The Business and Economic Reporting program awards a Master of Arts degree with a Certificate in Business and Economic Reporting.
Students are sometimes permitted to take courses from other areas of study within the Institute; the corresponding director must approve such requests.