- Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record.
- Solid writing skills and a desire to report on government, politics and other public affairs topics. Some journalism experience, such as with a college news organization, is a plus but not required.
- The Graduate Record Exam is not required.
Ready to Apply?
Submit an online application: A PAR-specific portion of this application will require you to provide samples of written work, write a narrative statement about your qualifications and interest in the program and a career in journalism. Three letters of reference are also required. Application deadline for this fall’s class is April 1.
After the April 1 deadline, the director will select a number of finalists to be interviewed via Zoom by the PAR Admissions Committee. In addition to an interview, finalists are required to take a news writing test on deadline. Admissions decisions are typically made by early May.