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Admission

Applicants for admission to the Master of Journalism program must possess a four-year baccalaureate degree in a discipline or interdisciplinary area regarded as appropriate by the Admissions Committee for the program. Only applicants with superior performance at the baccalaureate level and appropriate journalism knowledge and experience will be admitted. Applicants will be required to indicate their intended academic specialty at the time they apply. Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of places available, a record that satisfies basic entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Registration in graduate seminars in the academic specialty will be subject to the approval of the Director.

Applicants with journalism experience will submit an extensive sample of their professional work; those without such experience will be selected on the basis of a manuscript of original writing that meets the standards of the peer group selected for entry into the program. The admissions panel will assess the applicant's potential for satisfactory performance in the program and for potential creative and constructive contribution to the profession.

All applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. International applicants who do not hold a bachelor's degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction will be required to submit a TOEFL score of 104 (615 paper) or more, or the equivalent score on another accepted English proficiency exam.

The deadline for submission is January 15 for entry in September of the following academic year.

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