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Journalism & Communication


DeWayne Wickham

DeWayne Wickham

Dean, School of Global Journalism & Communication

Dear Students,

I want to apologize for our late arrival.

Your president declared 2019 as the Year of Return. But the graduate program in Global Multimedia Journalism & Communication that we are bringing to Ghana does not open until September of this year. Still we feel a special connection to Ghana. In 1960, Morgan State University gave W.E.B. Du Bois – who lived in the shadow of our school for two decades – an honorary degree. The following year Du Bois made Ghana his home.

For much of his life, Du Bois was a global journalist who wrote often about events in Africa and throughout the African diaspora. In many ways his journalism seemed to reflect Kwame Nkrumah’s belief that journalists “cannot be neutral between oppressor and oppressed, between the corruptor and the victim of corruption, between exploiter and exploited, between betrayer and betrayed.”

Our graduate program in Global Multimedia Journalism & Communication will challenge you to use the new tools of newsgathering and dissemination, while challenging you to rethink the role and responsibilities of journalists in the 21st century.

In September and the months to follow, you will meet some of our faculty in Accra. But you will have access to many others online. I hope to meet you soon.

Welcome to Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication!

DeWayne Wickham

DeWayne Wickham

Dean, School of Global Journalism & Communication

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Global Multimedia Journalism & Communication is designed to ensure that students receive the education, skills and experiences needed to be successful journalists anywhere in the world in the 21st Century.

The program is solidly grounded in knowledge-based journalism, which is multi-disciplinary and designed to train journalists to report on the kinds of complex issues facing today’s world. The multi-disciplinary approach allows students to develop areas of interest in which they want to focus their reporting, e.g. international relations, business and economics and the stories of Africa and the diaspora.

Graduates will be trained in the journalistic skills needed to effectively communicate information across a variety of media platforms. In an increasingly complex world, journalists who can communicate to the general public using multiple media are valuable resources and crucial to the best functioning of their societies.

Students are required to complete 30 graduate course credits in a cascading 4-week per course schedule. Included in these credit hours are 18 credits of courses required of all students in the program, 6 credits of elective courses in the discipline and a 6 credit Master’s Project.

Program Structure

FALL 2020

Course #1
Writing for Knowledge-Based Journalism

Course #2
Journalism in Africa and the Diaspora

Course #3
Information Gathering and Research

Course #4
Elective (Choose 1 of 2)
Multimedia Storytelling
Social Justice Reporting


Course #5
Mass Communication Law and Ethics

Course #6
Seminar in Cultural Literacy

Course #7
Elective (Choose 1 of 2)
Financial Journalism
The Media Business

Course #8
Special Topics


Course #9
Master’s Project

Tuition & Fees


Tuition reflects total cost of the 1-year program. Tuition rates are assessed every semester of enrollment and are subject to change. The overall rate for the Master of Arts in Global Multimedia Journalism & Communication program is a flat tuition rate* and not offered on a per credit basis.

*Additional fees may apply to courses (for example, technology, software, etc.). Contact us for additional information on any fees that may apply.

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