Program Description:

The Master of Journalism degree is a full-time, intensive program that

runs over five semesters, including a summer internship.  It is one of only four masters-only  journalism programs in North America, and the only graduate journalism program in western Canada. It is designed to provide graduates with professional experience and academic grounding, to help students succeed as a journalist in any medium. Students learn everything from long-form writing to digital production, video and audio storytelling, social media reporting, international reporting and critical analysis of news.

Faculty members come from the highest levels of major media organizations, as well as leaders in digital journalism and media scholarship. We pride ourselves on our one-on-one approach with students, working closely with the aspiring journalists who go through our program, and often continuing to mentor them long after they graduate.

Our distinctive approach to journalism education has two components: academic specialization and applied training. This involves creating a program of study focused on an academic area — relevant to your background and interests —along with courses in media theory and ethics. Paired with the academic training is hands-on work with professional equipment alongside experienced professionals.

Admissions Criteria:

Applicants to the program must complete a degree in any discipline that is academically equivalent to a UBC 4-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum B+ average in 300 & 400 (upper) level coursework.  If your institution only offers three-year undergraduate degrees, please contact to determine the eligibility requirements for your post-secondary institution.

If you are from a country where English is not the native language, you must achieve a TOEFL score of 615 on the paper-based test, 260 on the computer-based test, or 105 on the internet-based test; or an IELTS score of 7.5 with no subsection score lower than 6.5.  Follow the link to our application checklist. To apply, go to the online application form.  More information can be found on our webpage,