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The Klein College of Media and Communication Master of Journalism Plus One program allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years.

Temple students in majors other than Journalism can combine their academic interests with a multimedia, cross-platform graduate program in Journalism that prepares them for a variety of career opportunities as designers, editors, reporters, writers and any number of other positions in digital and traditional (or analog) media.

If you have any questions about the Master of Journalism Plus One program, contact the program director, Dr. Logan Molyneux, at logan@temple.edu.

Admissions Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 after 45 credits of coursework at Temple University are eligible to participate in the program, which allows selected students to earn both degrees in five years of full-time study and one additional summer semester-long course. The Plus One program also fulfills Temple Honors program requirements.

Students should apply to the program during the spring of their junior year. Admitted students will take one Master of Journalism course during each semester of their senior year. They will complete the degree with one summer semester course after earning their bachelor’s degree, two semesters of full-time coursework and a summer capstone the following year.


Fall of Senior Year

  • Journalism Concepts (3 credits)

Spring of Senior Year

  • Journalism and the Public Interest (3 credits)

Fall Early Term Start (ends before the semester begins)

  • Intro to Urban Journalism (3 credits)


  • Urban Reporting Lab I (6 credits)
  • Editing the News (3 credits)


  • Urban Reporting Lab II (6 credits)
  • Elective Course from list below (3 credits)


  • Capstone Reporting Experience (3 credits)

Graduation Requirements

Only grades of B- or better will count toward a Master of Journalism degree. Thirty semester hours of credit, continuous enrollment and an overall graduate GPA of a 3.0 (B) or better at graduation are also required.


Dr. Logan Molyneux
program director