You’ll complete your Master of Journalism degree with a comprehensive examination taken during or after your last term of course work. The exam will demonstrate your competence in three core areas of your choice from the Master of Journalism program, including at least one study area covered in course work (like communication history, communication law, critical perspectives and journalism ethics) and one applied area (such as editing, journalism research techniques, news gathering, newsroom management and writing). You’ll choose three department professors who will submit questions for the exam.

You must successfully pass all questions in order to complete this capstone requirement. The exam is given a pass/fail evaluation by two faculty members.

Comprehensive examinations are administered at various times during the year.