The journalism degree program offers a challenging curriculum for experienced writers and editors who want to gain an edge professionally and for those looking for a way to break into the field.

At Harvard you’ll find:

Relevant courses to hone your skills

Graduate-level core courses provide a solid foundation in news and feature writing and professional ethics, while electives help you build specialized skills.

Flexibility to fit your schedule

Many journalism courses are offered only on campus, but all four core program courses and a range of electives are available online. The curriculum includes 11 courses and a capstone project.

Real-world experience

You can also pursue an internship at a local or regional news organization or magazine.

Learn about the degree requirements.

Tuition that’s affordable

Graduate-credit tuition is about $2,200 per course. In total, tuition is roughly $25,000. After you are admitted, a variety of financial aid options are available, including grants, scholarships, and loans. See the financial aid options for admitted degree candidates.

A Harvard credential

Youll earn a Harvard University degree: the Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies in the field of journalism.


On your path to admission, you'll take three 4-credit program courses before submitting an application. This is a great way to find out if the program is the right fit for you. 

Next steps

  1. Learn about the courses and requirements.
  2. Learn about admission.