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Masters of Science in Journalism

The Master's program at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA offers a 1.5-year program which allows students to immerse themselves in all forms of journalism - digital, audio and video - and gain practical experience in a newsroom under the guidance of experienced instructors.
With a modern syllabus -- which has been adapted to online modules keeping the current global situation in mind -- reflects new media trends. It was created in collaboration with Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and provides an opportunity for students to learn modern skills to enable them to find employment in reporting and production across media platforms. The program also offers internship opportunities in newsrooms across the United States where students can put to use skills learned during their Master's and gain reporting experience, too.

Why MSJ?

MSJ is the only taught Master's program in journalism in the country.
You will:

  • Learn from instructors with international degrees and journalism experience, in and outside of Pakistan. Instructors have been equipped to teach their modules online without any compromise on coursework.
  • Get a chance to interact and learn from people working in the field – in person and virtually
  • Experience hands-on trainings using the latest technology and equipment
  • Get a chance to gain practical knowledge and skills required for the industry

Courses Offered

  • Semester 1: (Fall)

    • News Writing & Reporting
    • The Profession of Journalism
    • Digital News Reporting
    • Governance & Society in Pakistan
    • CEJ Newsroom I
  • Semester 2: (Spring)

    • Current Affairs TV Lab
    • Multimedia Journalism
    • International Affairs
    • MPhil Seminar (Specialized Modules)
    • CEJ Newsroom II
  • Semester 3: (Summer)

    • Specialized Journalism
    • CEJ Newsroom
  • Semester 4: (Fall)

    • Capstone Reporting Project
    • Internship

Our Faculty

Instructors with international degrees and journalism experience, in and outside of Pakistan. View their profiles here


  • Minimum of 16 years of education
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.5 or 50% marks in last degree
  • Applicants with prior journalism experience encouraged to apply


Admissions to the MSJ program open in May every year for the Fall intake. The CEJ also organizes open houses for potential students to visit the Centre. Students can also email and sign-up to receive further details about the program and the admission.


CEJ offers full to partial need-based merit scholarships to students accepted in to the program. Scholarships for up to 50% are available to enrolled students on merit basis.

*IBA reserves the right to revise the fee without prior notice
*This program does not lead to a PhD