Florida International University to offer journalism master's degree in Spanish

Florida International University (FIU) has announced a new Spanish-language master's degree program in journalism and multimedia.

Teresa Ponte, head of FIU's journalism and broadcasting department, said this master's degree program is the first of its kind to be taught completely in Spanish, reported Kansas City.com.

Enrollment is now open for the 2011-2012 academic year, and scholarships are available for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

International students must apply by April 11, 2011. The deadline for applicants living in the United States is June 1, 2011.

A new venture between FIU's journalism school and the newspapers The Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post, called the South Florida News Service, means master's students will have the opportunity to publish their work.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.