Missouri State University

Journalism Undergraduate Program

Why study journalism at Missouri State?

  • We understand the reality of media convergence and the importance of knowing how to produce many forms of news, and our journalism core courses covering convergence, law, ethics and reporting reflect that need.
  • Our typical journalism class of 15 to 20 students ensures plenty of personal attention from and interaction with our faculty, all of whom have worked as professional journalists.
  • All journalism majors take at least one internship to gain real-world experience.
  • Extracurricular activities also provide you with real-world experience to develop your skills and build your portfolio.
  • Our two track options – broadcast journalism and print and Internet
    journalism
    – allow you to specialize in the areas of journalism you are most passionate about.

Gain experience with student-run news outlets

At MSU, you'll be an active member of a small, quality journalism program staffed by an excellent faculty. You'll also learn the craft of journalism by constantly producing print, multimedia and broadcast news.

We have many quality extracurricular opportunities at MSU. From the time you enter our program, you can work on our award-winning student newspaper, The Standard. As a broadcast major, you can produce Ozarks News Journal, our half-hour public affairs television show. Airing in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, ONJ is one of only a handful of student news shows to enjoy a statewide-audience. You can practice multimedia journalism by working on our Web-based, multimedia blog, The Springfield Report.