Degree-seeking registration begins March 23, 2015!

Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 JMS course schedules are now available.



At the USF St. Petersburg Department of Journalism and Media Studies, we’re dedicated to educating journalists and professional communicators who can report and interpret news and information with skill, responsibility and social consciousness. We stress innovative, community-oriented coverage of public life, seeking out news and issues that touch the lives of ordinary citizens. We embrace the world of digital communication, where everyone is both a consumer and producer of content. Our coursework encompasses theory, law and ethics alongside visual communication, technology and community engagement.

The department offers an undergraduate degree, an on-campus masters degree, a fully-online masters degree, and a graduate certificate in food writing and photography. Undergraduate students may also minor in Journalism and Media Studies.


The Crow’s Nest is hiring!

The Crow’s Nest, the USF St. Petersburg student newspaper, is hiring for 2015-2016 positions. They are hiring an editor in chief, as well as other positions involving editing, reporting, photography, graphic design, web management, marketing and advertising. To apply, follow this link to the application. Applications for editor in chief are due April 3.


Florida Holocaust Museum Seeks PR Intern

The Florida Holocaust Museum is seeking a public relations intern to work with the Museum’s Marketing Communications Specialist on projects including (but not limited to) the quarterly newsletter, press release and email blasts, promotional materials for programs/events, content for the website, social media accounts, etc. Requirements include: basic understanding of public relations and media relations; […]

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors is built and maintained by students and faculty of the Neighborhood News Bureau through our field location in Midtown St. Petersburg.

  • Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

    All programs allow for individually tailored approaches to journalism studies to accommodate the varied backgrounds and interests of our students.

    The programs stress intellectually stimulating seminar-style classes taught by professors and part-time faculty with strong academic credentials and professional experience. Skills classes admit no more than 20 students.

  • Food Writing & Photography Graduate Certificate

    With a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, you’ll be equipped to handle culinary media in whatever field benefits you. Writers, reporters, photographers, marketers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals all have something to gain.