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Master of Science in Journalism

Note: If any deadline below falls on a weekend, the deadline is the Friday BEFORE the weekend.

Rolling application process is used.

AUGUST

  • 1: Late enrollment to fall semester
  • First two weeks of fall semester: Completion of requirements for master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll fall semester

SEPTEMBER

  • 1-30: Schedule project presentation, thesis defense, comprehensive exam or dissertation defense

OCTOBER

  • 1-15: Advising: Progress toward degree and course recommendations, see graduate advisor or IMC program coordinator.  Enrollment for spring semester (usually the week after fall break)

NOVEMBER

  • 1: Early master’s and International Application deadline for spring semester admission
  • 1: Application deadline for spring GTA and SH positions
  • 15: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses

DECEMBER

  • 1: Application for graduation (AFG) online deadline. (December grads only)
  • 1: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • 15: PhD application deadline for fall semester admission
  • Last day of classes: Project/thesis/dissertation filing deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, graduate advisor

JANUARY

  • First two weeks of spring semester: Completion of requirements for master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll spring semester
  • 2: Late enrollment to spring semester
  • 2: Early master’s and international spplication deadline for fall semester admission

FEBRUARY

  • 1-28: Schedule project presentation, thesis defense, comprehensive exam or dissertation defense

MARCH

  • 1: Application for graduation (AFG) online deadline. (May grads only)
  • 1: Application deadline for fall GTA and SH positions
  • 1-15: Advising: Progress toward degree and course recommendations, see graduate advisor or IMC program coordinator. Enrollment for summer and/or fall semesters (usually the week after spring break)

MAY

  • 1: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • Last day of classes: Project/thesis/dissertation filing deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, graduate advisor
  • 7-11: Final exams
  • 12: J-School Graduation Recognition Ceremony (Saturday morning)
  • 13: University Commencement (Sunday afternoon)

JUNE

  • First two weeks of summer semester: Completion of requirements for August master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll summer session
  • 1-15: Schedule project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses

JULY

  • 15: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • 15: Application for graduation (AFG) online deadline. (Summer grads only)
  • Last day of classes: Project/thesis/dissertation filing deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, graduate advisor

Graduate Admission Questions?

Admission questions may be directed to our graduate advisor, Jammie Johnson (785-864-7649), or our associate dean of graduate studies, Scott Reinardy (785-864-7691).

Also refer to the Graduate Handbook.

Want to apply to our graduate program?