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Students in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism may apply for graduate assistantships, which provide paid opportunities to work closely with faculty and get published in one of the institute’s literary offerings.

Degree Programs

The Mayborn School of Journalism is among the elite journalism programs that have earned national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Only about one-fourth of all journalism and mass communications programs in the United States are accredited by this organization.

Bachelor’s degree programs: Your story starts here

In the Mayborn School of Journalism, you’ll learn how to communicate and tell stories relevant to society’s needs. Technological advances allow information to be delivered faster than ever before using many different media. Our students are prepared to become part of this rapidly changing field.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

News concentration

Strategic Communication concentration

Sports Journalism Certification and Teacher Certification options also are available to students pursuing their bachelor’s degree.

Graduate degree programs: The next level of excellence

The Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism offers the only nationally accredited professional Journalism master’s degree program in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas. Students can specialize in print and broadcast news, photojournalism, integrated marketing communications, publishing and more.

Mayborn graduate students also can pursue an Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D., which focuses on the increasing role of information technologies in individual, social, economic and cultural affairs.

James Grove “I’ve begun research on media coverage of mental illness, a topic that’s always been important to me. I’ve been sharing articles with another student who shares my research interests. The Mayborn students are so supportive of one another. Students who are further along in the program are always willing to offer advice on classes.”

Emily Goldstein
Master of Journalism student