2024 Best General Journalism Master's Degree Schools
42Colleges in the United States
General Journalism is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #179 most popular master's degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
College Factual reviewed 42 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of general journalism. Combined, these schools handed out 785 master's degrees in general journalism to qualified students.
Choosing a Great General Journalism School for Your Master's Degree
Your choice of general journalism for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality journalism program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to general journalism students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - The number of general journalism students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized general journalism related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for general journalism students working on their master's degree.
Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best General Journalism Master's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.
Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study General Journalism in the United States
Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in general journalism.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).