Science and Technology Journalism

About the Master of Science in Journalism: Focus on Science and Technology Journalism

MS in Journalism students interested in covering science and technology topics can opt for a focus on Science and Technology Journalism coursework that can be completed entirely online and in as few as two semesters. Journalists and other professional communicators who want to boost their skills are welcome to enroll in online modules as non-degree students.

Course modules include:

  • Science journalism
  • Basics of data journalism
  • Immersive storytelling
  • Humanizing science through video storytelling
  • Podcasting
  • Communicating science with augmented reality
  • Careers in science communication
  • Introduction to genomics

Students also have opportunities to examine the science of genomics and its applications to environment, health, and technology in modules. They work on professional news platforms and explore a topic in depth in a master’s project. See sample sequence and a list of modules.

Alumni of the Journalism program have gone on to become science communicators and editors, news directors, digital content producers, and more, working at places such as NASA, national science laboratories and research centers, and nonprofits in the science, environment, and energy sectors. 

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See application information for degree-seeking students.

See registration information for non-degree students.