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JOU 5002 Reporting and Writing 1
JOU 5003 Editing The News 1
JOU 5005 Communication Law (after 20 credits have been completed)
JOU 5012 Reporting and Writing 2
JOU 5013 Editing The News 2
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One or two of these requirements may be waived for students with appropriate professional experience or who have successfully and recently completed comparable undergraduate course work. Requests for course waivers must be submitted in writing to the MJ Director during the student’s first semester in the program.
A waiver does not award a student graduate credit, nor does it reduce the number of credits needed for the degree. Plus the comprehensive exam. Students must complete 40 credit hours of graduate work.
Should an MJ student complete coursework and not successfully complete the comprehensive examination in the same semester, continuous enrollment must be maintained by registering for one credit of independent study. Details on this are available in the MJ office.
Graduate School requirements stipulate that all graduate students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average at graduation, and no candidate may graduate with a grade of “I” (Incomplete) on his/her record.
The MJ program has a written policy on academic honesty. Incidents of plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Continuous enrollment for fall and spring semesters is required from the initial matriculation to graduation. Leaves of absence may be requested. If 36 credits have been completed, but not the comprehensive exam, when the next semester begins, a student must register for at least one credit of graduate work per semester until satisfactorily completing the exam.