The Mayborn Graduate Institute operates on a rolling admission basis. Applicants can be accepted throughout the year.

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The Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism is part of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism. Our students work around the country in print and broadcast media, public relations agencies and various media communications organizations.

The Master of Arts in Journalism and Master of Journalism program in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism prepares students with lifetime communication and intellectual skills for successful careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, and higher education. This program offers state-of-the-art technological training and support as well as research and study opportunities in news, public relations, advertising, photojournalism, publishing, broadcast and multimedia news.

In addition, the graduate institute offers an accelerated online program in digital communication analytics to help communication professionals acquire knowledge and skills in statistical analysis and predictive analytics, data visualization, research methods, data mining, and machine learning.


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MA in Journalism
Graduate students in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism can develop individualized degree plans to achieve professional career goals in news, strategic communications and other areas of personal interest.
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MS in Digital Communication Analytics
UNT's 30-hour accelerated online Master of Science in Digital Communication Analytics (MSDCA) provides hands-on instructions to help novices build analytics skills from the ground up. The program does not require you to possess prior knowledge or skills in digital communication analytics.
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Interdisciplinary PhD
The UNT Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program responds to the varied and changing needs of the information age, therefore offering the Journalism Concentration jointly with the Mayborn School of Journalism.

Graduate Certificates:

The Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism offers a variety of certifications that students can pursue.
  • Interactive and Virtual Digital Communication
  • Narrative Journalism
  • Public Relations
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Internships for graduate students offer practical experience in areas of journalism under the instruction and supervision of a major professor and/or graduate institute director and the appointed supervisor of the internship company or organization.
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Graduate Assistantships
A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each school year by the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Graduate students may apply for and be placed with faculty in teaching or research positions.
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Scholarships are offered each semester specifically for graduate students at the MSOJ.