10 Reasons to Study Journalism at UW-Madison


10 Reasons to Study Journalism at UW-Madison

Here’s what our graduate program has to offer:

Design Your Program

You create your plan for an individualized course of study.

100 Years of History

Our J-School is one of the oldest in the country but has always led in innovation.

Amazing Faculty

You’ll learn from world leaders in research in journalism ethics, media history, political communication, global media, civic engagement, fact checking and more.

Small Cohort = More Attention

You’ll get sustained personalized attention from advisers and professors.

Innovative Classes

We teach skills most urgently needed in news organizations, such as data visualization and podcasting.

Good Value

UW-Madison ranks in the bottom half of Big Ten schools for resident tuition, and next to last for nonresident tuition.

Generous Financial Aid

We make graduate school even more affordable through scholarships. Students also have access to research and project positions on campus to help cover costs.

Get Hired

Our graduates have a strong record of placement at news organizations after they’ve graduated, and we’ll offer career-planning services throughout your program.

Be a Badger

You’ll join a global network of UW-Madison alumni.


Wisconsin’s capital city is consistently ranked one of the best places in the country to live, work and study. Students enjoy the thriving culture, sports and foodie scene here.