Part of the Faculty of Communication and Design
- Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
- Statement of interest
- Two letters of recommendation
- Portfolio (optional)
- English language proficiency requirement
More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program.
Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.
See application dates.
Gain essential skills to tell stories for audiences across all platforms with a sophisticated understanding of journalism’s historic missions and present-day possibilities. For their major research project, students will complete a substantial piece of journalism, demonstrating advanced research skills and mastery of the chosen medium.
The School of Journalism places and supervises senior students in professional internships at:
- The Globe and Mail
- Toronto Star
- CBC (digital, television and radio)
- And more
During their final year, students will work at one of the school’s two major publications: The Ryersonian, a digital, TV and newspaper platform or the Ryerson Review of Journalism, an award-winning magazine and online publication.
Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.
Dr. Joyce Smith
Graduate Program Director
PhD, University of Natal
Research areas: representation of religion in news media, quantitative and qualitative content analysis, reporting on Indigenous issues, online journalism, South African media, creative problem solving and design pedagogy.
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6394
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552756
“Melding skill building with a new understanding of technological trends and ethical duties, the MJ program has changed the kind of writer I am.”