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University of Maryland, College Park

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

College Park, MD

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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Philip Merrill College of Journalism is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism
Master of Arts (MA) Broadcast journalism
Master of Arts (MA) Public affairs reporting
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Journalism and media studies
Master of Arts (MA) Online news

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Preliminary written and oral comprehensive exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

117
Applied
45
Accepted
15
Enrolled
38%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American 13.04%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.9%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

75
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 53
Male (39)
Female (36)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mass communication theory, specialized journalism, new telecommunication technologies, press integration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
230,123

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Lucy A. Dalglish
Dean
Email: dalglish@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-8806
Fax: 301-314-1978

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