MASTER OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM PROGRAM

Discover the pulse of journalism excellence with the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) Graduate School's Master of Arts in Journalism Program. Crafted for professionals immersed in the dynamic landscape of media and communication, this program empowers individuals across all channels—be it traditional newspapers, online platforms, television, radio, or the ever-evolving realm of social media.

Focused on honing both knowledge and skills, our program equips students with the tools to navigate news development, analyze current journalistic issues, scrutinize industry practices, and seamlessly integrate cutting-edge ICT into newsroom operations.

Led by a distinguished faculty comprising renowned academics, communication specialists, seasoned print and broadcast journalists, and ICT experts, our program cultivates an environment ripe for intellectual growth and professional advancement.

Join us at AIJC Graduate School and embark on a journey to redefine journalism excellence, where tradition meets innovation and every story finds its voice.

Applicants for admission to the AIJC Graduate School may be admitted after satisfying the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or communication
  • Work experience in any communication-related job
  • Accomplished GS Online Application for Admission Form [Link Here] with attached documents:
    • Updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
    • Soft/Scanned Copy of Original Transcript of Records from previous college/University
    • Soft/Scanned Copy of School Diploma from previous college/University
    • Two letters of recommendation from previous professors and/or employers
    • Hi-Resolution 1×1 ID picture with white background
    • Proof Payment for PhP1,050.00 Admissions Fee (Bank Details will be in the Link)
  • 1-on-1 Admission Test and Interview [To be Scheduled]

In addition, Foreign students should present a Certificate of Eligibility and Study Permit from the Department of Education, and a copy of their Alien Certification and Registration.

Transferees may submit a true copy of their grades for assessment; relevant courses may be credited toward the AIJC program they want to pursue.

HOW IT WORKS

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We want to make it easy yet still comprehensive and hands-on by leveraging digital tools to aid in your admission journey.

Step 1: Accomplish the GS Online Application Form and submit the required documents [Link Here]

Step 2: Once confirmed, our Admissions Officer will verify your Interview and Entrance Exam Schedule via Mobile/Email.

Step 3: Ace the 1-on-1 Live Online Test and Interview (allot 2 hours).

Step 4: When you succeed, you will receive an Acceptance Letter (which would contain the Enrollment Rates) and a Conforme which you’ll need to sign and send a copy to our admissions officer.

Step 5: Process the Tuition Fee Payment via Bank Transfer and send Proof of Payment via Mobile/Email to our admissions officer.

Step 6: Once all is done, you’ll receive the Schedule of Classes and an exclusive invitation to join the AIJC MS Teams App Group.

*Check the Enrollment Schedule Here.

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Ladderized Program

AIJC’s ladderized Master’s Program enables the student to acquire knowledge and skills in journalism and communication at three levels:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Master’s Degree

The courses are clustered, giving the student a set of usable skills, and in-depth knowledge about a specific area as they proceed from one level to the next.

Courses are taught in the blended mode, combining face-to-face and online methods. Course content integrates research outputs of AIJC’s research and development project

Graduate Certificate

First 15 Units

Graduate Diploma

Second 12 Units

Master’s Degree

Final 12 Units

Program Syllabus and Schedule

Graduate Certificate

  • Craft of Communication (Craft of Writing)

    3 Units

  • Communication Issues

    3 Units

  • Knowledge Management

    3 Units

Major Courses: (6 units)

Any two of the following:

  • News Development Techniques

    3 Units

  • Civic Journalism

    3 Units

  • Investigative Journalism

    3 Units

  • Economic and Finance Reporting

    3 Units

  • Science and Technology Communication

    3 Units

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Certificate(15 units) + 12 units

Required Major Courses (6 units)

  • Advanced Communication Theory

    3 Units

  • Information and Communication Technology Planning

    3 Units

Elective Courses (6 units)

Any two of the following:

  • Online Journalism

    3 Units

  • Broadcast Journalism

    3 Units

  • Photojournalism

    3 Units

  • Communication and Governance

    3 Units

  • Editorial Clinic

    3 Units

  • Communication Media Laws and Ethics

    3 Units

  • Development Communication

    3 Units

  • Development Environment of Communication

    3 Units

Master of Arts in Journalism

Graduate Certificate(15 units) + Graduate Diploma(12 units) + 12 units

  • Communication Research Methods

    3 Units

  • Statistics Applied to Communication

    3 Units

  • Thesis/Special Project

    6 Units

What You Get:

  • Schedule Online Live Sessions via Zoom Professional
  • Recorded Session Library Available
  • PDF E-Modules
  • AIJC E-Book Library
  • In-Person Huddles/Events
  • AIJC Hybrid Graduation Ceremony

Class Schedules:

  • Monday – Friday, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

*Manila, Philippine Time

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Courses Description

Knowledge Management (205)

Development organizations are recognizing the need to leverage their most valuable asset—knowledge—to sustain and continually recreate themselves. Like corporations and businesses, development organizations need to explicitly and systematically manage the knowledge they have cumulated over the years to improve organizational performance and to stay competitive. The explicit and systematic management of vital knowledge and its associated processes of knowledge generation, representation, storage, access, and transfer is knowledge management (KM).

Information and Communication Technology Planning (206)

The learner is introduced to a new environment driven by information communication technologies (ICT). It begins with an inventory of new and emerging technologies in mass media, telecommunications and information technology.  It examines the impact of these technologies in today’s workstyles and lifestyles.  The lessons do not aim to provide technical skills but takes a closer look at issues and processes affecting the planning and use of information and communication technologies. Other topics discussed are: communication planning, communication policies, applications of communication technology in development, communication management tools, and change management process. 

Management of Communication Resources (207)

Management of principles, theories, and practices applied in communication media organizations (i.e, enterprises, and office/units or programs). It equips the communication manager with adequate knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes in communication planning, environmental scanning, communication auditing, strategic planning; organizing, networking, forecasting, and scenario-setting.

Corporate Communication (208)

Management of internal and external communication of a business or government organization. Areas of concern include internal communication, public relations, management information systems, conflict resolution, media relations; and impact of on-going automation and computerization on the corporate world or government bureaucracy. 

Integrated Marketing Communication (209)

The use of various communication tools such as advertising and public relations to promote and sell products, services and image.  The course trains students in putting together an integrated program that maximizes the use of communication tools to support marketing objectives.  It also teaches creative and innovative approaches to making a difference for the client organization in a highly competitive market. 

Who this MA is for

Investigative Journalists:

  • This program caters to journalists committed to uncovering truths, exposing wrongdoing, and holding power to account. It offers specialized training in investigative reporting techniques, data journalism, and ethical considerations, empowering journalists to produce in-depth, impactful stories that drive societal change.

Foreign Correspondents:

  • Journalists from international locations face unique challenges in navigating cultural differences, language barriers, and geopolitical complexities. This program provides coursework in cross-cultural journalism, and conflict reporting, equipping correspondents with the skills to provide accurate, nuanced coverage of global events.

Broadcast News Producers:

  • For professionals working in television and radio news production, this program provides advanced training in storytelling, scriptwriting, and multimedia journalism. It equips producers with the skills to craft compelling news content, adapt to evolving audience preferences, and deliver accurate, timely news coverage across broadcast platforms.

Community News Reporters:

  • Local news reporters play a vital role in covering community events, issues, and interests that may otherwise go unnoticed. This program offers specialized training in community journalism, investigative reporting at the grassroots level, and multimedia storytelling, empowering reporters to serve as trusted voices within their communities and drive positive change.

Digital News Editors:

  • In the digital age, news editors must navigate rapidly changing media landscapes, audience behaviors, and technological advancements. This program offers specialized coursework in digital newsroom management, audience engagement strategies, and content curation, empowering editors to lead newsrooms effectively in the digital era.

Media Ethics and Law Practitioners:

  • Professionals specializing in media ethics and law play a crucial role in upholding journalistic integrity, defending press freedom, and navigating legal challenges in media practice. This program provides coursework in media ethics, media law, and professional standards, equipping practitioners with the knowledge and skills to navigate ethical dilemmas and legal frameworks in journalism practice.

Aspiring Photojournalists:

  • Visual storytelling plays a crucial role in modern journalism, capturing attention and conveying complex narratives through images. This program offers specialized training in photojournalism techniques, multimedia storytelling, and ethical considerations, empowering visual journalists to produce compelling, impactful stories across print and digital platforms.

Feature Writers and Magazine Editors:

  • This program caters to journalists specializing in long-form feature writing and magazine editing. It offers advanced training in narrative journalism, feature story structure, and editorial decision-making, empowering writers and editors to produce compelling, in-depth articles and publications that resonate with readers.
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