Online Master's Degree for Journalism Educators

From the latest technology for multimedia storytelling to gaining strategies to protect students' First Amendment rights, the range of course content covers what teachers and media advisers need to know to be effective 21st century journalism educators.

In 2007, we became the first journalism school in the country to offer a Master of Arts degree for journalism educators that is entirely online. The program emphasizes skills and theory teachers can study today and use in their classrooms tomorrow.


The typical student for this degree includes licensed/certified secondary school teachers, typically with English/Language Arts credentials, with responsibility for advising student media and a desire to gain more journalism skills; long-time advisers who want to upgrade their skills; and newsroom professionals seeking graduate credentials to bolster prospects for teaching in the post-secondary space. In recent years, we have noted increased numbers of newsroom professionals seeking out our program, and we welcome the synergies that develop from having both experienced teachers and professional journalists in our classes.


Our School of Media and Journalism is accredited and has a national reputation for excellence.

Rigorous coursework ensures no one can question the validity of your degree. In fact, you may find yourself working harder because of all the resources at your fingertips.

We offer the only completely online master’s degree for educators through a School of Media and Journalism.

Kent State is home to the Center for Scholastic Journalism. Center staff includes a Knight Chair for Scholastic Journalism, Director Candace Perkins Bowen and Assistant Director John Bowen.

Students get to know their instructors and classmates through real-time chats, threaded discussions and interactive technology.

Coursework focuses on concepts and lessons that can be used in participants’ classrooms right away.

Students enrolled in this program pay the in-state tuition rate.

For details of admissions requirements, see the Graduate Admissions website.


For a complete list of the current course requirements, see the university catalog: