Mayborn Graduate Students

Want to polish your skills? Got a passion for research? The Mayborn Graduate Institute can help.

The Frank
W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism

The only nationally accredited professional journalism master’s program in Texas.

Our students specialize in print & broadcast news, photojournalism, integrated marketing communications & publishing.

Your future begins now.

Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute

Graduate work in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism prepares students with lifetime communication and intellectual skills for successful careers in journalism, strategic communications, and higher education. This nationally accredited program offers state-of-the-art technological training and support as well as research and study opportunities in news, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, publishing, broadcast and multimedia news. Some web-based courses are available.


Master of Arts in Journalism

The M.A. candidate in journalism must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours, including a thesis of 6 hours. In addition to core courses in journalism, candidates may, with the approval of their graduate adviser, select their remaining coursework to support individual career interests.

Master of Journalism

The M.J. candidate must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate work. A 6-hour thesis is optional. In addition to core courses in journalism, candidates may, with the approval of their graduate adviser, select their remaining coursework to support individual career interests.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

The Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute also offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. through the College of Information at UNT, which focuses on the increasing role of information technologies in individual, social, economic and cultural affairs.

Graduate Certificate in
Narrative Journalism

This certificate program is designed to teach exceptional narrative writing, editing and other storytelling skills. Up to 15 hours will apply toward a master’s degree.

Graduate Certificate in Interactive and Virtual Digital Communication

This 18-hour interdisciplinary academic certificate with the College of Information provides students and professionals written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in the modern online and information-oriented environments.

Graduate Certificate in
Public Relations

This certificate program is designed to teach professionals the latest academic and professional PR material. Up to 15 hours will apply toward a master’s degree.

Mayborn Alumni Find Success.

Our graduates succeeding
Dallas Morning News staff

Many journalism students dream of working for a paper like The Dallas Morning News, but to have a fighting chance, you need to be prepared for anything. A Mayborn education makes sure you are. 

Our Alumni Achieve Their Dreams

Writing their own futures
Becky Dennis

A sudden mystery illness couldn’t hold back this Mayborn graduate. Not only did she survive, she wrote a best seller.