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Learn from the best. Become one of the best.

Practice innovative real-world journalism from day one, with guidance from our all-star, Pulitzer- and Peabody-winning faculty. All at one of the nation's top public universities, on the doorstep of the journalism capital of the world.

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Merrill College is ranked a top-10 journalism school by multiple services
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Pulitzer Prizes and Peabody Awards won or directed by current faculty and staff
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Maximum number of students per skills class at Merrill College
June 1
Undergraduate enrollment confirmation deadline for Fall 2024
July 2
Data Journalism master's application deadline for Fall 2024
July 12
Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism application deadline for Fall 2024

Why Merrill?

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism prepares you for the real world. Our students report from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and College Park through our Capital News Service. They investigate issues of national importance at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and learn to look beyond the box score at The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. Data reporting is weaved through every inch of our curriculum and practiced in our signature programs. Our graduates are hired and desired by the top news outlets in the country.

There are a few standout journalism colleges in the country. But Merrill is the only one standing in the media capital of the world, which serves as its laboratory.

Kevin Blackistone
Kevin Blackistone Professor of the Practice
Howard Center

Howard Center

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism allows students to work with news organizations and universities across the country to report stories of national and international importance.

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Alumnus Daniel Oyefusi signs the Povich Center wall.

Povich Center

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism prepares students to be innovators and leaders in all facets of sports media. Its experiential curriculum and public programs elevate and amplify discussion of race, gender, politics and the world.

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Capital News Service College Park Bureau

Capital News Service

Overseen by professional journalists, Capital News Service is the University of Maryland’s student-powered news organization with bureaus and news teams in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington and College Park.

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NABJ

National Association of Black Journalists

NABJ, headquartered in Knight Hall, is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals providing quality programs and services to, and advocating on behalf of, Black journalists.

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Knight Hall

More Centers and Organizations

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism hosts and supports a number of signature centers and organizations in Knight Hall, a state-of-the-art facility just a few miles from Washington, D.C.

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Master's Cohort 2019

Cutting-Edge Research

The college's faculty and graduate students are active researchers, serving the public and the profession by producing rigorous scholarly work that seeks to improve journalism.

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Truly one of the great journalism schools.

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward Legendary Washington Post Reporter

#MerrillMade Alumni

Portrait of Connie Chung

Connie Chung

Former TV Anchor/Correspondent, CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC
Portrait of Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Editor In Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Portrait of Scott Van Pelt

Scott Van Pelt

Anchor, ESPN SportsCenter
Portrait of Maria Douglas Reeve

Maria Douglas Reeve

Managing Editor for News, The Star Tribune
Portrait of Sara Murray

Sara Murray

Political Correspondent, CNN
Portrait of Robert Klemko

Robert Klemko

Reporter, The Washington Post

News

  • High School Storytellers Wanted: Merrill College Launches Digital Storytelling Camp

    COLLEGE PARK — Calling all aspiring journalists and storytellers! The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is hosting its first annual Digital Storytelling Summer Camp, offering Maryland high school students (grades 9-12) an opportunity to develop their storytelling skills using cutting-edge digital tools and platforms.

  • Merrill College, UMD Student Journalists Win Eight SPJ Mark of Excellence Regional Awards

    COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism were well-represented as the Society of Professional Journalists recently honored the best collegiate journalism in Region 2 with its 2023 Mark of Excellence Awards.

  • Merrill College’s Local News Network Announces 2024 Summer Intern Class

    COLLEGE PARK — The Local News Network at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism has selected its 2024 class of interns who will spend the summer working at local news outlets.Eight Merrill College students were chosen to participate in the internship program, which serves the LNN’s mission to strengthen local news coverage while providing students with invaluable experience in local news reporting.

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