Program Description:

There has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist. Study journalism and change the world. Search for the truth and create insightful and engaging news stories. Count on journalism to cultivate transferable and marketable skills in interviewing, critical thinking, writing and research.

Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism is known for its highly experienced and award-winning faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and close connections with all of Canada’s major journalistic institutions. Students in our programs receive rigorous and intensive preparation for professional work in newspapers, broadcasting, magazines or digital journalism. They learn how to report stories to professional standards, while gaining a sophisticated understanding of journalism’s historic mission and its present-day possibilities, learning advanced research skills, embracing innovation, and focusing on the challenges of covering Canada’s largest, most diverse and most dynamic city.

The School of Journalism offers a four-year Undergraduate program as well as a two-year Master of Journalism program.

Admissions Criteria:

Undergraduate Requirements

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Graduate Requirements

Applicants to the program must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study. You must also include two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be academic, a statement of interest, a resume and a portfolio is also recommended.

Program Contact Information:

General Inquires
Telephone: 416-979-5319

School Website

Faculty/Instructor Listing

Student Publications

On the Record and The Review of Journalism