Journalism, Media Studies, And Public Relations

Accelerated BA/MA in Journalism

Earn a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Journalism

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication’s accelerated BA/MA Journalism program offers students a streamlined, cost-effective, and focused way to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.

Located close to New York City - the media capital of the world - the Herbert School is home to WRHU 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University (the flagship station of the New York Islanders) and is accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

For more information about the Herbert School and the BA or dual BA/MA programs in journalism, contact:

Chris Vaccaro, MA in journalism director, by email or by calling the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at (516) 463-4873.

Michele Roberts, assistant dean of the Herbert School, at 516-463-5216 or by email

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The B.A./M.A. dual degree program in journalism offers students the opportunity to:

  • Cultivate strong digital/multimedia skills to make them more competitive in the job market. 
  • Promote themselves and their work through a major multimedia capstone project. 
  • Attain paid graduate assistant positions on campus, including editorial positions working with the
  • Enjoy increased earning potential throughout their career, and the ability to teach at the college level.

Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA), Dual-degree Program