The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland trains its students to be ready for jobs in data, investigative, sports and public affairs journalism.

Courses are hands-on and taught by award-winning journalists using Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area as a laboratory.

If you’re ready to join us, Apply Now. Or, learn more on this page.

Undergraduate Program

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

Why Journalism at Maryland?
Want to become Fearless? Learn more about our top-ranked program and why you should study journalism at the University of Maryland.

The UMD SPJ Chapter went on a tour of CNN's DC Bureau.
Undergraduate Programs
Whether it’s broadcast or multiplatform, sports or public affairs, learn more about what it takes to become #MerrillMade.

Merrill College grad student Bo Jackson tries out a 360 video viewer as Digital Bureau Director Sean Mussenden helps (from summer, 2016).

The Merrill Master’s
Our Master’s programs are designed to supercharge your career – leading to the job you want. We offer programs for career-changers, returning journalists and even a Saturday certificate program you can complete in as little as one year.


Our Ph.D. Program
Our Ph.D. program is ideal for doctoral study given its proximity to the news capital of the world and our excellent research faculty. Our students also collaborate with research faculty across campus, teach and hold GA positions.

Why Merrill

Idrees Ali M.J. ’14 is the Pentagon correspondent for Reuters.

Matt Present ’16 is a broadcaster for Marymount University athletics.

Allie Kessel ’15 is working on a master’s degree at USC in Los Angeles.

Lacey Herbert ’17 interned at 60 Minutes in Washington, D.C.