“Without journalism there’s no democracy." – Pedro Torres, Editor of El Diario de Juarez, Mexico
Journalism is a noble profession, foundational to democracy. At UMass UWW you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in journalism studies and get the cutting-edge skills you need to advance in this rapidly evolving field.
Whether you are a seasoned journalist or new to the field, UMass UWW will provide you an outstanding journalism education to help prepare you for a host of important and dynamic professions in the field of journalism.
A great education. Credit for experience. Support you deserve.
For over 45 years the UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) has been helping adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university. At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in journalism, bring in or earn up to 100 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus.
We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.
Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.
Visit the UMass UWW website to learn more about our BA, Journalism Studies Concentrations.
As part of a public state university, UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) is committed to providing you with a great education and helping you save time and money. By offering a generous transfer credit policy and many creative and cost effective ways to earn credit, we are committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online as quickly as possible without unnecessary expense to you and your family.
The UWW core courses are $390 per credit. Per credit costs vary by department with costs ranging from $390 per credit to $525 per credit. As a UMass UWW student you will develop your program of study- called a concentration- by taking courses offered by various departments throughout the university.
Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.
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Fee per credit
$390 for UWW core courses
$150 per fall and spring semesters
|Registration Fee||$47 per semester (winter, spring, summer, fall)|
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The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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The UMass University Without Walls (UWW) seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degree online and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.
To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
• A minimum of 12 college credits
• A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
• You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.
• You do not reside in Alabama, Arkansas or Oregon.
Former UMass Amherst students
You are exempt from the 2.0 GPA requirement. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back.
- April 15 to start in September.
- October 1 to start in January.
We’re glad you found us and look forward to receiving your application.
Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UMass UWW students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits or employer reimbursement. Learn more about financial aid at UMass Amherst UWW.
Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.
You've seen a lot. You know a lot. You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At UMass UWW, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning and work & life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills and wisdom you have gained over the years matter and are worthy of up to 105 academic credits. And earning credit this way saves you time and money.
- Prior coursework
- Professional Trainings and Certifications
- Military Trainings
- Credit Exams and Evaluations
Get Credit Where Credit is Due.
Visit the UMass UWW website to learn more about creating your own course concentrations and begin your online bachelor’s in Journalism Studies today.