Program Details

A fully online master’s from the Department of Journalism at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Communications & Journalism

Program Overview

Program Description:
The M.A. in Digital Journalism and Design (online) program emphasizes digital news technology and prepares students for careers in 21st Century journalism. This master’s degree is designed to be completed in one year, or over a fall, a spring and a summer semester. It will prepare recent graduates or practicing professionals to excel in the exciting field of digital journalism and in other media- or communication-related fields. More than offering just a degree, we want our program to become a vibrant community of thinkers, learners and doers. Whether you plan to apply or not, we invite you to join the community at

Additional Program Information

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels. The Department of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at USF St. Petersburg is one of 113 journalism programs nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Journalism and Mass Communications. ACEJMC is the national accrediting body for professional programs in journalism and mass communications. JMS, founded in 1991, was first accredited in both its undergraduate and graduate programs in 2004. Re-accreditation of both programs became official May 30, 2010 and will be in effect for seven years. About 25 percent of all journalism and mass communications in the United States are fully accredited. A far smaller percentage of programs are accredited at both undergraduate and masters levels.

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