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.

Spring 2016 Registration is Active!

JMS course schedules for the summer 2016 and fall 2016 semesters are now available.


Museum Education Internships available with Speak Up Now!® via the Florida Holocaust Museum

Dates: The week of June 15 through August 3, 2016. Must be available 1 morning for outreach program in St. Petersburg. Days and hours to be determined. These volunteer positions will provide valuable hands-on experience for those interested in a career in museum education and/or education. Once a week, the accepted interns will be working […]


JMS Student Selected for Summer Law Program

Junior JMS major Paola Bruzual has been accepted into the four-week Summer for Undergraduates program at Florida State University’s College of Law. Bruzual was one of 60 undergraduates selected for the program from about 500 applicants across the United States. Students will take law courses, learn about careers in law and meet with admissions officers […]


    NNB News 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.