Graduate Programs


Meet Your Graduate Advising Team

Jammie Johnson

Jammie Johnson

Graduate Academic Advisor
Matt Tidwell

Matt Tidwell

Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies
Program Director, Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program
Hyunjin Seo

Hyunjin Seo

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Master of Science in Journalism

This program, located at KU’s Lawrence campus, emphasizes the study of real-world media issues, critical thinking and media use. Its four options of study include: Sports Media, Health Science Communication, Digital Media Entrepreneurship/Leadership and the MS/JD.

Graduate students

Master of Journalism (MSJ-IMC) Integrated Marketing Communications

This program, located at KU’s Edwards Campus, is designed for working professionals who want to delve into or further develop their integrated marketing communications expertise. Students gain knowledge in class that they can immediately apply on the job.

IMC students

Online Master's Degree in Digital Content Strategy

This online program offers certificates in data interpretation and communication in social media strategy that teach students to use information to solve organizational problems.

Students at graduation

Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication

This program offers an innovative education in research skills. Students in this program work closely with faculty to create and publish original research examining real-world issues.

Four PHD students pose for a photo

Journalism/Law Joint Degree MS/JD

This program offers students academic grounding in both journalism and law and prepares them for professional practice in journalism, law or media law.

Green Hall, KU School of Law

Graduate Handbook

Get a deep dive into what's involved in our master's and doctoral programs.