Academics | Mayborn School of Journalism

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While working towards your degree, you will receive hands-on experience thorough coursework, our cutting-edge classrooms and labs, and through our extensive student-run media outlets such as SWOOP, North Texas Daily and NT Daily Radio.

UNT is located in the nation's fifth largest media market, allowing access to hundreds of companies with internship opportunities. Internships allow you to earn valuable work experience and possibly academic credit while earning your degree.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students at the Mayborn School of Journalism enjoy the opportunity to experience news reporting, advertising and public relations in some of the world's major centers of communication - London, England, Tokyo, Japan and New York City. In 2019, the Mayborn added a new study abroad program in Spain. While abroad, students spend full days visiting leading news bureaus and agencies, learning firsthand how communication happens in major centers around the world. Evenings and weekends are full, as well, with trips and visits to cultural landmarks that serve to broaden the academic experience.

"It was my first trip abroad ever," said graduating Mayborn senior Chance Chaney, who visited London with Mayborn lecturer Mark Donald and lecturer Rebecca Poynter. "Just the chance to see how people live and work differently in another part of the world, and then to learn how they approach journalism or communications, it really gives you larger sense of how what we do works."

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A number of resources are available exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office offers writing help, and the Toulouse Graduate School offers a wide variety of professional development workshops each semester, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

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