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Get your degree at a university ranked among the top 30 in the South—anywhere you are.

A master's degree. Online. On your time.

Learn essential skills for the Internet age: web publishing and design, social media, multimedia production, information graphics and much more.

This master’s degree is designed to be completed in one year, or over a fall, a spring and a summer semester. (Working professionals may want to take longer to complete it.) It will prepare recent graduates or practicing professionals to excel in the exciting field of digital journalism and in other media- or communication-related fields. As an applicant to the master’s degree in Digital Journalism and Design, you stand to gain an immediate professional benefit: a USFSP-Poynter Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Technology for Journalists. Please see for more details.


An Online Degree - Would you like a Certificate with That?

By Casey Peterson to Press Room

As the completely online master’s program in Digital Journalism and Design has grown, so has the department of journalism and media studies. That’s why, beginning in fall 2014, we’ll be offering an online graduate certificate program in Food Writing and Photography! This program is the first-of-its-kind in the nation, and caters to non-degree seekers and degree seekers alike. By completing five courses worth 15 total credits, you can obtain a Food Writing and Photography Graduate Certificate from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

  • Graduate certificate
  • Food writing
  • Online education

Getting Started

By Kelly St.Onge to DJD Blog

Being a student-journalist is no easy task. Journalism in itself is a type of shark pool to say the least. We have all heard the saying “dive in” and I feel, in journalism, that’s exactly what you have to do.

  • Journalism
  • Student journalist
  • Backpack journalist