University of North Texas - Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism
Welcome to the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism, the only nationally accredited professional master's program in Texas, offering specialties in print and broadcast news, photojournalism, integrated marketing communications and publishing.
The Department of Journalism at the University of North Texas has been a major source of professionals and academics for mass media since the department's beginning in 1945. Graduates work throughout the world for newspapers, news services and magazines, as well as editors, publishers, bureau chiefs, photographers, writers and professionals in public relations and advertising.
The journalism program has produced seven Pulitzer Prize winners and many outstanding award winners and professionals in advertising, public relations, news writing-editorial, photojournalism and broadcast news. Since 1969, the department's news-editorial sequence has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications [University of Kansas School of Journalism, Stauffer-Flint Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, telephone (785) 864-3973], a national organization. Since 1986, the entire department has been accredited. The North Texas Daily and its predecessor, the Campus Chat, have earned three regional and six national Pacemaker awards, the last two presented by the American Newspaper Publishers Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. The newspaper has also earned All-American honors 86 times, awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Advisers.
The journalism department's graduate program built on its tradition of excellence when it was named, in 1999, the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism through a generous gift from the Frank W. & Sue Mayborn Foundation Advise and Consult Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas Inc. The Mayborn School offers both master of arts and master of journalism degrees. Graduate work at the school equips individuals with professional and academic skills to succeed in the mass media professions and in teaching journalism. The program's strength lies in its relevance to the needs of today's mass media environment and its opportunities for research at a variety of levels. Graduate faculty members represent a diversity of backgrounds and research and professional interests. About 70 students are actively enrolled.