How to Apply

We welcome applications from curious, passionate and skeptical people who want to produce accurate, hard-hitting stories about community health, trends in health care, personal health, health disparities, medical education, scientific research and health care systems in the United States and around the world. Strong research and writing ability — or the willingness to learn — is essential.

Admission preference is not given to any particular major, although we strongly encourage students with a Bachelors degree or higher in science, public health, liberal arts or journalism to apply.

To be considered for the Health and Medical Journalism Master's Program, you must apply online through the University of Georgia's Graduate School web site and supply additional materials required by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

For admission to the MA program, your application should be completed by March 1.

Application materials required by the UGA Graduate School:

To begin, go to the Graduate School Homepage.

Additional application materials required by Grady Graduate Studies Office:

  • Supplemental application available at
  • Official transcripts (second set)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose describing your interest in health and medical journalism
  • Resume/CV

To find out more about graduate studies at Grady College.

Grady materials available from:
Dr. Jeff Springston

Professor and Associate Dean
Journalism Building, Room 201

Mail: Graduate Studies, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 120 Hooper Street, Athens, GA 30602-7016

Also see: Program Overview, Curriculum, FAQs

Jordan Sarver (HMJ '10) discusses the "Harvesting Health" TV news series at Gulf South Summit for Service Learning and Engagement.