Welcome to The University of Montana School of Journalism!
I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the school and to us. You could not pick a more lively, interesting and engaging place to study journalism. Our students are among the very best in the country. Our faculty has a broad and diverse background in the profession. Our support system, including staff, advisors and technology is second to none.
In 2007, we moved into a brand new facility, Don Anderson Hall. We have state-of-the-art technology to support you as you pursue your journalism dream. Our curriculum is very flexible, allowing you to specialize in a particular area of journalism, or take a wide variety of classes in print, photo, broadcast and online.
Our students compete, and very often win, the top prizes given to college journalists. That’s because the work they do while in school is professional quality. Our students report, write, photograph and videotape for Montana newspapers, Montana Public Radio, network television stations and online sites. Your professors will require you to DO JOURNALISM, leaving you with a professional portfolio at the end of your time here. Our approach is hands-on and you will get a great grounding in the craft before you graduate.
Be sure to check out our faculty page. Each professor has at least 10 years in the profession; most of us have many more. Your teachers know what’s required to be successful in journalism, and they will help you prepare for today’s job market. Our graduates land jobs with organizations like The Washington Post, CNN, The Innocence Project, National Public Radio, as well as newspapers, radio and television stations in Montana and other states. A journalism degree also serves as a strong background for other professions including law, public relations, business and education.
Ours is a small program and our skills courses have no more than 20 students in a section. You will get a great deal of attention from your teacher and strong advising as you make your way through our program and beyond to the working world.
Our Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Reporting puts students in touch with leading scholars across campus, around the west and across the globe. Our graduate students are learning how to report on scientific discovery and helping scientists share their stories with the world.
Please take the time to explore the rest of our web site to learn more about The University of Montana School of Journalism. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions we can answer and be sure to come by for a tour and a chat if you’re in Missoula!