|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
B.A. in mass communications with a journalism studies concentration
M.A. in digital journalism and design (fully online)
M.A. in journalism and media studies
Minor in mass
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.
For more details about the journalism
programs, please contact
Dr. Deni Elliott, chair
Phone: (727) 873-4857
FAX: (727) 873-4034