How to Apply


How to Apply

Are you ready to be a journalism or strategic communication major? First, you need to apply! Here's how.


Before You Apply

Students interested in a journalism or strategic communication major must be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts or another degree-seeking college at the University of Minnesota to apply.

Students are eligible to apply for major status, once they have:

  • Completed or enrolled in JOUR 1001, earning a grade of C- or higher
  • Completed 14 credits graded A-F 

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    Applications to the major are accepted twice each academic year, at the start of fall and spring semesters.

    Fall 2023 Application Deadline

    September 22, 2023

    Spring 2024 Application Deadline

    February 2, 2024

    The Application Process

    Step 1:

    Watch the Pre-Major Information Session.

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    Watch the video

    Step 2:

    Explore the Major Handbooks for overviews of each program. 

    Journalism Handbook Strategic Communication Handbook Media and Information Handbook

    Step 3:

    Provide a completed application and associated requirements.

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    Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

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