Admissions

Apply to the dual degree program through Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s online application for admissions. Applications for fall 2013 are due on January 15, 2013.

Applications to the dual-degree program are considered by a joint admission committee from the Graduate School of Journalism and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Applicants may also be admitted to either the Computer Science or the Journalism program, depending on their qualifications.

Applications for fall 2013 are due on January 15, 2013. Find the most up to date application information at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Admissions.

Successful Applicant Profile

The program seeks applicants who have outstanding undergraduate records including a background in computer science or extensive training in mathematics or engineering which includes preparation for the required computer science courses. Applicants should also have excellent writing skills and be familiar with the fundamentals of journalism. Candidates must be curious about the world, eager to learn more about particular subject areas, determined and resourceful, and enthusiastic about exploring innovations in journalism.

Admissions Application Requirements

+ Official transcript(s) from all universities you have attended
+ Three letters of recommendation (three)
+ GRE General Test (GRE subject tests are not required)
+ TOEFL or IELTS (International applicants for whom English is not their first language)
+ Autobiographical essay & professional essay
+ Resume/CV
+ Writing samples
+ Writing test (administered by the Journalism School)
+ Application fee: $100

Columbia University offers financial assistance to students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise. We work with each student to east the cost of attendance through a combination of scholarships and nee-based programs, including grants and federal and private loans.