There’s no better time to become a Merrill journalist. Take advantage of our location near Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Combine that with real world experience, fabulous internships, a focus on sports and public affairs/investigative and data journalism as well as 21st century technical skills and you will graduate a professional ready for the real world. We will make you a #FearlessJournalist.

You will be part of a program no other journalism school can offer:

  • A small college atmosphere in a major metropolitan research university;
  • Opportunities to get real-world, hands-on experiences in journalism as a freshman;
  • The award-winning student powered Capital News Service;
  • An expanded curriculum ranging from specialized writing, sports and coding to the use of big data and investigative journalism;
  • Modern broadcast facilities at UMTV that includes streaming student newscasts in HD;
  • Exposure to new media, online technologies and storytelling in 360 video;
  • A sports journalism program with ties to the Big 10 Network and major sports outlets in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Various shots from the Philip Merrill College of Jouranlism at the University of Maryland.

Our students are #MerrillMade, which means you are ready to take on the world as a working journalist upon graduation. Join us!

  • Internships that provide real-world hands-on experience in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and throughout the United States.
  • Active student organizations that include the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Maryland Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, AP Sports Editors Association and Association of Women in Sports Media.
  • On-campus media opportunities starting as a freshman working with WMUC radio, The Diamondback student newspaper and five other campus publications. You can even volunteer with CNS’s Maryland Dateline student newscast at UMTV. Love sports? We have a number of student-run sports reporting groups including The Left Bench and Stories Beneath the Shell.
  • Opportunities and programs offered by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Hubert H. Humphrey Journalism Fellowship Program.
  • Merrill College hosts the National headquarters of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism.