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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Programs of Study

Programs of Study

Graduate Programs

Explore the wide variety of ways in which messages are communicated throughout society.

Each of our diverse and innovative graduate programs offer you not only the skills necessary to succeed in the communications field, but the perspective to do so as an ethically informed and socially aware communicator.

As a graduate student, you will also have access to our internship program, a unique extension of the classroom that allows you to gain experience and make connections that can benefit you after graduation.

Students are prepared for dynamic and innovative career paths in an increasingly multi-platform and multicultural media environment, and will gain a solid theoretical and practical foundation for pursuing advanced degrees and conducting independent research projects in academic or professional settings.

The University of Denver also offers an M.A. and M.F.A. in  Emergent Digital Practices

Inquire today!

Interested in a Media and Public Communication or International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) graduate program? Complete a brief form and receive more information about our graduate programs. 

Email us with questions, or to schedule a customized visit. 

MFJS inquiries:, director of graduate studies

IIC inquiries:

Chat with a Graduate Student

Interested in learning more about the graduate program offerings? Email to schedule an online chat session with a current graduate student during one of the following times: 

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


If one of our programs sounds like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply today.

                                            Start your application!

Application Deadlines

Our priority admission and financial aid deadlines have already passed, but we are still accepting applications! Fall 2017 applications are due no later than September 15, 2017. 

Basic requirements for application are available here. 

Financial Aid

Graduate students have opportunities to receive federal as well as departmental aid. 

Federal Aid

New students who wish to obtain federal aid must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) by February 15. The deadline for continuing students is March 15

Federal aid may be awarded in the form of loans or work study hours. 

For more information please see the Financial Aid website

Departmental Aid

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies is able to award a limited number of scholarship tuition hours to new and continuing students for further financial assistance. 

When you apply to the degree program, you will be able to check the boxes for the type of departmental aid for which you wish to be considered. Continuing students who are interested in receiving departmental aid will be asked to submit a form in winter quarter.

Hear what our alumni have to say

Our graduates find success in all corners of the world. We asked a few of them to talk briefly about their graduate student experience at DU and give us an update on where they are now.

Danielle English, Strategic Communication '10