Spring Graduation

 Students that want to graduate in May will need to apply by October 1st.  For more information on the university's graduation policies, go to the SJSU Registrar's Graduation FAQ. No exceptions!
 
 

Fall Graduation

 Students that want to graduate in December will need to apply by April 1st.  The campus is often closed the last week of March so it is recommended that you apply earlier than April 1st.  For more information on the university's graduation policies, go to the SJSU Registrar's Graduation FAQ. No exceptions!
 
 

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

The overall goal of the SJSU Journalism School graduate program is to prepare students to lead media teams into the brave new future.

Graduates of our Master’s Program ‐ (Plan A) Thesis Track.
  • Understand and apply the theories, values, and laws that drive and define the diversity of mass communications in the globally oriented 21st century.
  • Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring value to communications companies and/or the academy through the production of a rigorous thesis that advances current knowledge.

Graduates of our Master’s Program ‐ (Plan B) Project Track.  
  • Understand and apply the theories, values, and laws that drive and define the diversity of mass communications in the globally oriented 21st century.
  • Demonstrate a basic familiarity with current platforms and tools used by media professionals.
  • Demonstrate mastery of one tool set.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take the lead in the production of a media product meeting professional standards in one of these fields: Advertising, Journalism, or Public Relations.

Matt Cabot is the coordinator of the graduate programs.

Graduate students please report and talk to Dr. Cabot regarding your needs for the graduate program at JMC.
 
Office: DBH 212
Office Hours: MW 9:30am - 10:30am, T 12:30pm - 1:30pm and by appt (& email, chat Skype, etc).
E-mail:
Phone: (408) 924-3273
 
Associate Professor of Public Relations • Public Relations Coordinator • CASA International Studies Coordinator Graduate coordinator since 2011. Chaired the Graduate Committee as it revamped the curriculum to increase our focus on new media. Member of the college RTP committee since 2012; chair of committee since 2013. In this millennium he has published 10 articles in refereed journals, one chapter in a book with a university press, and numerous non‐refereed reviews and articles.