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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-art facilities provide you a vibrant digital news environment with access to radio newsrooms, a television studio and editing labs.
Students work with the latest digital equipment and software. The Equipment Depot houses professional grade equipment where you can reserve production equipment, such as Canon XA25 TV camera kits, kits for Canon 5D camera kits for photography and GoPro cameras, as well as Jn Roland 09 recorders for audio and written assignments.
The Learning Center also has numerous resources available, including:
a dubbing room for the duplication of multiple media formats
Faculty members are former or currently working journalists. They bring practical experience into the classrooms and are dedicated to producing professional journalists trained to ask important and critical questions about our world.
Opportunities for paid and unpaid internships are usually available on a competitive basis. Our internship coordinator facilitates opportunities for interested students whenever possible and organizes summer and fall internships. Former students have interned at a plethora of sites, including:
Many students have also won the prestigious CBC News Joan Donaldson Scholarship, an intensive four-month paid internship at one or more locations within CBC News and Centres.
Our graduates are nationally recognized journalists striving to fight injustice in world awash with misinformation. They are known for their intelligence and rigour.
Alumni find great success as reporters, press secretaries, editors, general managers, documentary filmmakers, creative directors, producers, broadcasters, communications officers, and digital content directors in news and media outlets around the world.
Recent graduates can be found working at:
Business News Network
CTV National News
Former students also hold prominent positions in government, health care, and research and development.