We welcome doctoral students in other programs who want to increase their understanding of journalism practices and/or professional skills in the United States or globally.
The School of Journalism's mission is to prepare students to face the complex challenges confronting journalists in the 21st century. In the school's computer laboratories and seminar rooms, students work on stories that appear in real-world news media, and study the political, economic, legal and ethical issues that journalists face in the global information age.
In addition, see the Academic Plan information about our master's degree in Bilingual Journalism and our Studies of Global Media online master's program.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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The minor comprises 9 units from 500-level courses in the School of Journalism for which students have the prerequisites. In consultation with the director of graduate studies, you may select professional skills courses, journalism studies courses or a combination. Not all courses are offered every semester.
Students who want to communicate their field of interest with the public, for example, could select three of the following courses:
Students with an interest in international journalism studies might opt for three of the following courses:
After selecting a tentative slate of courses, you must complete a Doctoral Plan of Study, declaring Journalism as your Ph.D. minor. Submit the form via the GradPath forms in UAccess.
Comprehensive exams – both written and oral – must include the minor. If a program chooses to offer the minor, then it must ensure that the student has a comprehensive knowledge of that field. The written exam can be done in a number of ways – a question or two added to the major program’s written exam or a free-standing short exam or integrative paper.
A minor is more than a couple of classes; it needs to be integrated with the your major and evaluated in a comprehensive way. Sometimes students want to add a minor late or to change minors. That is acceptable, but some arrangement needs to be made to ensure that there is a comprehensive written and oral examination over the minor field. The oral comp committee requires a fourth person because it must cover the minor. The final defense requires only three people because it does not require participation of the minor.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.