Journalism & Media Studies

Journalism & Media Studies
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4850
Fax: 727-873-4034

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Programs Summary

 

Journalism Class
USFSP Students in Dr. Tony Silvia's Race, Gender and Class in the Media seminar

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at USF St. Petersburg offers the following academic programs of study:

Bullett imageB.A. in mass communications with a journalism studies concentration
Bullett imageM.A. in digital journalism and design (fully online)
Bullett imageM.A. in journalism and media studies

Bullett imageMinor in mass communications

All programs allow for individually tailored approaches to journalism studies to accommodate the backgrounds and interests of our students.

The programs stress intellectually stimulating seminar-style classes taught by professors and adjunct faculty with strong academic credentials and professional experience. All skills classes enroll no more than 20 students.

The Bachelor of Arts Program prepares students for future roles in communications media or entrepreneurial journalism. Students are eligible to seek internships and part-time work, and are encouraged to publish material developed through coursework.

The Master of Arts in Digital Journalism and Design is a fully online graduate school experience launched in Fall 2012. Students can complete this 30-credit program in as little as one year (over three semesters). The digital journalism and design program teaches the fundamentals of multimedia reporting, self promotion and online entrepreneurship, as well as fundamental media theory and conventions. To learn more about the DJD program, visit its website.

The Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies program provides career preparation in journalism while providing a foundation for those students who elect to continue their studies on the Ph.D. level, or plan to use the M.A. as a qualification to teach at the college level. Students may take classes part time or full time. They may also sample the program by taking up to 12 hours of graduate credit as a non-degree-seeking student before being formally admitted. The full program is offered on the St. Petersburg campus, although students may choose electives at any USF campus with permission of their faculty adviser.

The minor in mass communications is available to students pursuing any other major at USF. The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework. Students who wish to minor must apply for admission to the department.


Department Statistics - updated August 26, 2013
Statistics for the online M.A. program in Digital Journalism and Design, which began in fall 2012 and will be applying for its initial accreditation in 2014, are included for convenience.

USFSP Journalism and Media Studies Majors by semester
Majors are counted only after being coded as seeking a B.A. or M.A. by the university. Self-declared majors, or students who do not yet qualify for the major, are not counted here.

 

Fall 2008

Spring - Summer 2009

Fall 2009

Spring - Summer 2010

Fall 2010

Spring - Summer 2011

Fall 2011

Spring - Summer 2012

Fall 2012

Spring – Summer 2013

Undergrad

76

81

82

89

86

82

105

117

97

121

JMS

34

32

34

37

38

30

36

33

23

21

DJD*

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

27

USFSP Journalism and Media Studies Enrollment by academic year
Enrollment numbers represent total number of registrations for courses offered by the JMS department.

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Undergrad

889

1333

1359

1353

1372

JMS

146

197

239

161

134

DJD*

-

-

-

-

170

USFSP Journalism and Media Studies Retention and Graduation Rates by Program and Cohort
Graduation and retention rates provided by office of Regional Assistant Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success.  

    Graduation Rate***        
Cohort*/Major Active Rate** Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Retention Rate***
2010-11 7.66% 22.98% 53.83% 73.74% 79.21% 86.87%
Uncoded Undergrad 11.90% 2.38% 16.67% 44.44% 54.76% 66.67%
Undergrad 8.00% 34.40% 66.00% 84.40% 88.00% 96.00%
JMS 0.00% 19.75% 74.07% 86.42% 90.12% 90.12%
2011-12 16.22% 26.22% 55.33% 70.44% n/a 86.67%
Uncoded Undergrad 45.31% 0.00% 14.06% 32.81% n/a 78.13%
Undergrad 13.23% 25.81% 60.00% 75.48% n/a 88.71%
JMS 3.95% 50.00% 71.05% 81.58% n/a 85.53%
2012-13 47.22% 20.51% 40.38% n/a n/a 87.61%
Uncoded Undergrad 65.63% 4.69% 9.38% n/a n/a 75.00%
Undergrad 40.73% 26.82% 50.99% n/a n/a 91.72%
DJD 68.89% 0.00% 13.33% n/a n/a 82.22%
JMS 43.86% 21.05% 40.35% n/a n/a 84.21%
2013-14 80.92% 11.95% n/a n/a n/a 92.87%
Uncoded Undergrad 90.53% 1.05% n/a n/a n/a 91.58%
Undergrad 75.30% 19.43% n/a n/a n/a 94.74%
DJD 88.04% 4.35% n/a n/a n/a 92.39%
JMS 76.74% 9.30% n/a n/a n/a 86.05%

* Each cohort consists of students enrolling from Summer Semester through Spring Semester.
** Students from each cohort still enrolling in Spring 2014
*** The very last year of graduation rate of each cohort includes only Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 graduates.
**** Retention Rate includes both active and graduated students


Contact Us

For more details about the journalism programs, please contact
Phone: (727) 873-4850
FAX: (727) 873-4373
E-mail: jms@usfsp.edu

 

 


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