Pathways through AJOM

Full-time and part-time options to complete an online master’s in American Journalism

Please note:

  • The three writing courses must be taken in order: Reporting the News, Feature Writing, then Long-Form Narrative.
  • You may take summers off as long as you complete the program within 5 years.
  • Every course is worth four credits, except The Working Journalist which is two credits and must be taken last.

Example Pathways to Graduation

Complete in 1 year

Online Journalism Pathway: 1 Year (Read below for details)

FALL (1st semester)

  • American Journalism
  • Reporting the News
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism

SPRING (2nd semester)

  • Feature Writing
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Multimedia Storytelling

SUMMER (3rd semester)

  • Long-Form Narrative
  • The Working Journalist

Complete in 1.5 years

Online Journalism Pathway: 1.5 Years (Read below for details)

FALL (1st semester)

  • American Journalism
  • Reporting the News
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism

SPRING (2nd semester)

  • Feature Writing
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Multimedia Storytelling

SUMMER (3rd semester)

  • Long-Form Narrative
  • Or take the summer off

FALL (3rd semester)

  • Long-Form Narrative (if not completed over the summer)
  • The Working Journalist

Complete in 2 years

Online Journalism Pathway: 2 Years (Read below for details)

FALL (1st semester)

  • American Journalism
  • Reporting the News

SPRING (2nd semester)

  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Feature Writing

SUMMER (3rd semester)

  • Long-Form Narrative
  • Or take the summer off

FALL (4th semester)

  • Investigative Journalism
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism

SPRING (5th semester)

  • Long-Form Narrative (if not completed the previous summer)
  • The Working Journalist