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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.


Our Degrees

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies offers two graduate degrees:


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Connect with Us

We want to talk to you! Here are some ways to get more information about our graduate programs. 

  • Complete a brief form and receive more information about our graduate programs.
  • Email us at to speak with our Communications & Recruitment Specialist about any questions or to schedule a customized visit. 
Hear from a Student

Our graduate students love to talk about their experiences. Email us at to schedule an online chat session or to start an email conversation with a current student. 

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid 
  • Federal Aid: New students who wish to obtain federal aid must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) by February 1. The deadline for continuing students is March 1. 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: we are able to award a limited number of scholarships and teaching assistant positions to new and continuing students, including international students. In addition, support is also available from the Anders & Terena Eisner Scholarship fund. Just check the box on your application to let us know you're interested in Departmental Aid. 

  • External Aid: Unfortunately we are not always able to provide the level of aid that our students need. Students are always welcome to apply external scholarships and grants to their DU tuition. Find a list of resources to help you find more aid here: Graduate Student External Funding Opportunities (pdf).


Application Information 

If one of our programs sounds like a fit for you, start an application today.

                                            Start your application!

Find out more about our application deadlines and requirements here: more information about applying to DU


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. See what our alumni have to say