Stony Brook’s MS in journalism focuses on coverage of health, science, the environment and technology. It offers a small, student-centered program designed to serve a wide range of people, including those with journalism backgrounds and those with science or health backgrounds who are seeking other career options. Teachers with real-world experience, working in an up-to-date $1.3 million newsroom, help students build their skills in print, video, broadcast, and multimedia. Proximity to New York City gives our students access to valuable internships and a wide range of visiting lecturers.
The Master of Science in journalism is a new, 40-credit program that started in July, 2011. It can be completed by full-time students in three semesters and one summer, although students may choose to take more time. In most cases, students will enter the program in the summer semester. As the only journalism masters degree program in the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook’s program charges less than comparable programs in private universities.
Our students will learn to cover the issues shaping our future — issues like climate change, health care policy, stem cell research, food safety, clean energy sources and computer security. We take advantage of the rich resources in science and health at Stony Brook and its affiliated institutions, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. But although we focus on coverage of science and related fields, the skills learned will serve our graduates well no matter what kind of journalism they pursue.
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After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
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1) GRADUATE COUNCIL FELLOWSHIP
Graduate Council fellowships are available for exceptionally qualified incoming doctoral students. These fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. GCF candidates are nominated by their respective graduate program. The Graduate Council Fellowships and Awards Committee reviews and ranks candidate files. Typically, 45 fellowships are awarded each academic year; each fellowship is renewable for up to five years.
Typically, a Graduate Council fellowship supplements the program’s offer of support with a $50,000 fellowship (over the five-year support period). These awards also provide a full tuition scholarship and subsidized health insurance coverage.
2) TURNER FELLOWSHIPS
The W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship is a Graduate Fellowship Program for qualified underrepresented students whose immediate academic plans include obtaining graduate or professional degrees in a variety of disciplines including the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine, humanities, engineering, and the arts.
3) EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Graduate School compiles and updates information received from various funding agencies and private foundations that offer funding opportunities to graduate students and/or post docs.
4) CHILD BIRTH ACCOMODATION POLICY