Boston University's Science and Medical Journalism program offers an intense curriculum leading to a Master of Science degree, in which students develop the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive and rapidly evolving science communication industry.
Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Magazine features editor
Web content manager
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Public relations officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Although our emphasis is on writing, reporting, research, and analysis the heart of all insightful and precise communication students learn a variety of forms, including multimedia, radio, and documentary for both film and television. The degree, awarded by the College's Department of Journalism, comprises 40 credit hours taken over two semesters and a summer professional internship. In addition to courses within the program, students may take electives elsewhere in the College of Communication or in other colleges throughout the University, particularly in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Public Health, or, in some cases, the School of Medicine. The classes within the program are small usually eight to ten students, with an emphasis on professional-level reporting and writing.
Programme Structure Courses include: Science Unbound Science Newswriting Science Narrative One Multimedia for Science Communication Science Narrative Two Conflict and Commentary in Science Reporting Broadcast Science News Web Magazine Computer-Assisted Boot Camp
Academic Entry Requirement
Admission to the College's degree programs is highly competitive, and each candidate is assessed by the admissions committee based on a range of criteria, including r sum , professional experience, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and/or references, and a personal statement.