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Admissions / Prerequisites
Journalism at Emory is a highly selective, specialized program designed to make the most of providing its students with individualized instruction, internship and career opportunities and use of a state-of-the-art computer classroom. For these reasons, the Program limits enrollment to 10-15 new students each semester.
Twice yearly, the Program accepts applications from students by an announced deadline. There is no application form. But applications must include all of the following:
1. A writing sample of no more than three pages (or no more than three pages from a longer paper). The sample should reflect what you consider to be your best writing in college.
2. A statement of 250 words on your main source of news and why.
3. The name and contact information (telephone number and e-mail) of an Emory faculty member who has agreed to serve as a reference. Journalism Program faculty members cannot serve in this role. All faculty references will be contacted.
4. A copy of the Emory transcript from the Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS).
5. The student's campus post office box, telephone number and e-mail address.
Applicants without student or professional journalism experience will not be at a disadvantage.
The co-major in journalism consists of the five required courses (twenty semester hours), an internship (four semester hours), and an additional eight semester hours of elective journalism courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Enrollment requires permission of the Journalism Program. For all courses above 201WR, students must apply and be accepted to participate in the program.
Students who select the co-major in journalism must also complete another major in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.