Linked Bachelor's - Master's Degree in Journalism

If you're an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism at Michigan State University you may count nine credits of your 400-level undergraduate courses toward a Master's Degree in Journalism as part of the Bachelor’s–Master’s (B.A.-M.A.) linked program.

This linked plan is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge in journalism, building on acquired fundamentals, while progressing through the program efficiently and effectively.

What You Need to Enroll

MSU students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with at least 86 credits may apply to this program. They should have already completed JRN 108, JRN 203, JRN 200 and JRN 300 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in these courses and in JRN 430 and JRN 400 by graduation.

Successful candidates may transfer up to 9 credits of 400-level and above courses taken by the last semester of their senior year at MSU. Students must receive at least a 3.0 in each of the courses they would like to transfer.

You should apply and be accepted to the program before you graduate from your undergraduate major.


Questions? Journalism undergraduate majors are eligible for this program. Please contact:

Howard Bossen, Ph.D.
Bruno Takahashi, Ph.D.
Co-Directors of Journalism Graduate Studies