What is the science and medical journalism program?

The Science and Medical Journalism Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the nation’s first master’s programs of its kind. Science and medical journalists provide a bridge between scientists and consumers by making complex science understandable to a broad audience of readers, viewers and listeners.

The program is part of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Graduates receive a M.A. in Media and Communication.

Who should apply?

The program would be of interest to those who

  • hold a bachelor’s degree,
  • have previous journalism education or experience,
  • have demonstrated writing skills,
  • have a strong interest in the environment, science and/or health and medicine.

Applicants should view admission requirements for the graduate program as well.