The MA in specialized journalism invites you to create your own course of study focused on your interests, your needs and your career trajectory. Your mentors and professors are journalists at the top of their fields—in covering religion, sports, business, science and tech, politics, entertainment and more. Your fellow students create a tight cohort of passionate and talented writers and producers with all levels of experience who work together in a unique interdisciplinary environment focusing equally on skills and content.
You will choose courses from any of USC’s world-renowned schools and research centers, including law, engineering, cinema, medicine, gaming, the brain and creativity, multimedia literacy, civic engagement and dozens more. You will create radio and film documentaries, long-form literary and investigative journalism, interactive multi-media experiences and deadline coverage of breaking news. You will take risks, learn how to be an entrepreneur, rediscover how to play.
Your opportunities are limited only by your imagination and willingness to work.
We are looking for creative minds, deep thinkers, collaborators and doers. Our students will invent the future of journalism and communication in ways not yet imagined.