Communications & Media
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Journalism and Communications

If you love to write, have an insatiable appetite for the news, thrive under pressure, and want to spend your career attending events, interviewing leaders, and telling stories, a degree in Journalism and Communications could be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Journalism and Communications students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this industry, a bachelor's degree is usually enough to land you an entry-level reporting position while master's degrees lead to editor and management positions and doctorate degrees lend themselves to jobs in academia and/or research.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in English, communications, and social science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Journalism and Communications Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Journalism and Communications include:

  • Reporter
  • Correspondent
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts was $46,270 in 2019 (1) while News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists earned a mean salary of $62,400 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.