Spanish Language Journalism Masters

Recognizing the profound changes underway in the journalism profession, the Spanish-Language Journalism master’s program – the first of its kind, taught in Spanish, in the United States – offers you a curriculum that emphasizes convergence and multimedia.

With two specializations (Spanish-Language Journalism + Multimedia and Spanish-Language Journalism in Latin American + Caribbean Studies) this master’s program is designed for aspiring and experienced journalists who want to work at the professional level in Spanish-language media in the U.S., Latin America, or Europe.

The focus of the program is on the development of the writing, critical thinking, analytical, investigative, ethical and technological skills necessary for a professional career in journalism.

Our graduates include, among others, eight Pulitzer winners, an anchor of CNN en Español, the director of a newspaper in Guatemala, and one of the winners of the prestigious Hearst National Championship.

Spanish-Language Journalism + Multimedia offers the following:

  • Training in electronic and digital media
  • Digital video-editing and multimedia production
  • Investigative journalism and data management
  • Internships in radio, television, print and digital journalism in local, national and international media

This is a one-of-a-kind program offered in Spanish, but it is also bilingual. You can choose to present your projects in Spanish or English. If you study the Latin American and Caribbean Studies specialization, those lectures are in English. That is also the case for the elective courses. That is why the TOEFL exam is required.

The program, designed to start in the Fall, may be completed in one year and consists of 36 credits (12 courses of three credits each). Two electives courses can be taken outside of the School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ). Each course is offered once a year in the semester as indicated in the link below, except for the Final Professional Project, which is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Spanish-Language Journalism and Multimedia Course Description

Spanish-Language Journalism in Latin American + Caribbean Studies

If you are interested in covering bilingual Latin American and Caribbean issues, this program is for you.

You will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of political science, sociology and anthropology. This interdisciplinary program will enable students to delve into the political and historical Latin American and Caribbean context of the stories they will cover as reporters.

Four courses are offered in English through FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and eight courses are offered in Spanish by the SCJ faculty.

The program consists of 36 credits (12 courses of three credits each). The professional project can be completed in Spanish or English, and it will be supervised and graded by faculty members of SCJ’s Spanish-Language Journalism Master’s Program.

Spanish-Language Journalism in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Course Description

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS

  • Immunization Documentation Form
  • You must have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree.
  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA during the last two years of study. An average of 13 on a 20 point scale; or a 4.0 on a 5.0 grading; or a 7 on a 9 point; or an 8 on a 10 point scale.
  • Pass the TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 500 or score of 80 in the online exam –if your degree is from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Pass the EXADEP or the Graduate Entrance Exam (GRE) with no minimum required score.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from university professors or professional journalists.
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances (only for international students.)
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing “Why I want to be a journalist?”

For more information, please contact Dr. Alejandro Alvarado Bremer, (jalvarad@fiu.edu) Faculty Program Coordinator, Spanish-language Journalism Masters.

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4 +1 Degree Program
Master of Science in Communication: Spanish-Language Journalism
Designed for current FIU students in all majors who want to get a head start on their Graduate degree while completing their Bachelor’s degree. Students interested in learning if the 4 +1 program is right for them should reach out to the SCJ for more information. Students already majoring in one of the other tracks in Communication or Communication Arts, should contact their current advisor to see if this is a good option for them. Current FIU students who are not in any of the current Communication tracks, or in Communication Arts should contact the Advising Office to schedule an appointment: 305/919-5235 or 305/348-1255.