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.
JOUR 510 Web Editing and Page Design (3 credits)
JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law (3 credits)
6 credits – Winter Term, Elective Courses *
JOUR 505 Advanced Reporting (3 credits)
JOUR 508 Research Project (3 credits)
JOUR 528 The Digital Magazine (3 credits)
JOUR 532 Documentary Video and Radio (3 credits)
JOUR 542 International Journalism (3 credits)
JOUR 566 Photojournalism (3 credits)
* Please not that some electives may not be offered in any given year.
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
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.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Explore the rapidly evolving digital media landscape and be part of the next generation of researchers—truth seekers, storytellers and catalysts for change. Research the future of the profession with a unique focus on innovation.
Develop the skills required to tell impactful stories through still photography and video. Shoot, edit, and write your own stories in a visually based multimedia practice under the guidance of our faculty.