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Master Multimedia Storytelling

With the Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism at Hofstra University you will develop advanced, multimedia story-telling skills and build a wide-ranging professional network through internships at the nation’s top media companies. Hofstra's award-winning faculty will help you establish a solid foundation of reporting skills and build a portfolio of work across all media – digital, broadcast and print - through on-campus media outlets, including The Hofstra Chronicle, WRHU Radio, and the online news site, Long Island Report. Students have option to add a specialization in sports media. No GRE is required, and scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MA in Journalism program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Start your Graduate Admission Application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Resume that includes your professional experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 500-750-word essay that describes your personal and educational history, past employment, volunteer work or related experience in the applicant's intended field of study, plans for graduate study and plans for a professional career.
  • Published newspaper, magazine, or online clips (strongly encouraged but not required).
  • Personal interview may be requested and can be conducted on campus, over the phone or via Skype.

Current Hofstra students interested in pursuing the dual MA/BA program are encouraged to connect with their academic advisor.  If you have questions please contact our graduate admission team at 516-463-4723 or

Visit the Journalism program page to learn more.

International students: This program requires a level of English proficiency equivalent to a 95 TOEFL. Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the MA in Journalism program at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The MA in Journalism is awarded to students who successfully complete 36 hours of coursework. After completing a core of journalism ethics, reporting, writing and multimedia skills courses, you may pursue study in a specialization.

Working closely with a graduate adviser, you will also produce a Capstone Project during your final semester. This project should be an extensive single article or a series of articles that thoroughly examine an issue.

Visit the Journalism program page to learn more.

Success Stories

Hofstra’s MA in Journalism program regularly puts students in the path of key influencers and executives at a range of media companies across the nation. Just ask Sara Whitman, who made a connection during the Hofstra in L.A. networking trip that helped her land her dream job as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight.
Sara Whitman '19 | B.A./M.A. Journalism

Faculty Profiles

Peter W. Goodman

Peter Goodman, Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, is a veteran journalist who spent most of his career at Long Island’s Newsday. He was a classical music critic as well as a reporter and editor who covered the arts.


Kristal B. Zook

Kristal Zook, Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations is an award-winning journalist and author with 20+ years of experience. Her work has been in The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and many other outlets.


Mario H. Gonzalez

Mario Gonzalez is an Emmy Award-winning Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations. He brings on-the-job experiences to the classroom as a senior video news editor for Long Island's Newsday and as a sports producer and traffic reporter.

Peter W. Goodman
Kristal B. Zook
Mario H. Gonzalez

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Be You @Hofstra

Through your graduate studies at Hofstra, you’ll have countless opportunities to be your best self. From being surrounded by faculty, staff, and peers who care to having access to the resources you need to succeed, you’ll gain an advantage – in your career and in life – at Hofstra.