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Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Program type
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
1 year
33 credits
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Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Journalism gives you hands-on experience in print, radio, television and online reporting. Offered over an 11-month period from June to April, our streamlined program familiarizes you with today's ever-changing digital media landscape.

Now more than ever, we need motivated truth-seekers to dedicate themselves to the highest editorial standards of the profession. Our award-winning faculty members will challenge you to become a professional journalist as you explore the theoretical, analytical and practical dimensions of the field. Our internship offerings will connect you to Montreal’s strong media environment, permitting you to network with working journalists and report on stories related to politics, culture, science, sports, the arts and more.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 33 credits.

Please see the Journalism Courses page for course descriptions.

Journalism Graduate Diploma (33 credits)


credits of Summer Term, Required Courses:


JOUR 501 Research Methods for Journalism (3.00)
JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting (3.00)
JOUR 511 Introduction to Multimedia (3.00)


credits of Fall Term, Required Courses:


JOUR 500 Critical Approaches to Journalism (3.00)
JOUR 504 Intermediate Reporting (3.00)
JOUR 530 Advanced Radio News (3.00)
JOUR 536 Advanced Video Journalism (3.00)


credits of Winter Term, Required Courses:


JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law (3.00)
JOUR 528 The Digital Magazine (3.00)


credits of Winter Term, Elective Courses:


JOUR 505 Advanced Reporting (3.00)
JOUR 508 Research Project in Journalism Studies (3.00)
JOUR 510 Multimedia Journalism Tools and Design (3.00)
JOUR 532 Documentary Video and Radio (3.00)
JOUR 537 Journalism Portfolio (3.00)
JOUR 542 International Journalism (3.00)
JOUR 550 Journalism Practicum (3.00)
JOUR 566 Photojournalism (3.00)
JOUR 598 Special Topics in Journalism (3.00)

Please note that some electives may not be offered in a given term or year.           

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field other than journalism from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines






January 15

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Out-of-province students

Get $2,000 in special funding for graduate diploma programs. Learn more

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