NYC Semester in Journalism
Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty and interning at a news media organization in the journalism capital of America.
Led by Wall Street Journal veteran Professor Paul Glader and New York Daily News veteran Professor Clemente Lisi, the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) program includes newsroom visits to outlets such as BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and ProPublica. Students in the program have interned at outlets such as The New York Daily News, The Brooklyn Paper and Newsweek. They have heard from journalists from outlets such as The New York Times, SkyNews and Reuters. Studying with professors who are deeply rooted in Christian faith, NYCJ students cultivate their commitment to the truth and the skill to tell it well.
NYCJ is a 15-credit program. It is designed according to the following course framework.
(3) URB 200 The City (Dr. A. Hendershott)
(3) JOU 450 Entrepreneurial Journalism Skills & the Future (P. Glader in Fall, C. Lisi in Spring)
(6) INT 999 Internship: Placement and assessment at a NYC media outlet (MPJI Internship Supervisor)
Students may choose from several journalism course options like History of Journalism, Advanced Reporting or Narrative Non-Fiction. Students may also choose from any of King’s other electives.
Plan Your Application
Consult with your academic advisor or study abroad office (or equivalent) regarding the policies and procedures in place at your institution for enrolling in a semester of study away. They can help you determine the transferability of credits and of financial aid. Review course options with your academic advisor and the impact they will have on progress toward degree completion.
Applicants must have at least 30 college credits before starting NYC Semester and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The King’s College accepts transcripts through parchment, email, mail and fax.
To email, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To mail, please send to:
Office of NYCS Admissions
The King’s College
New York, NY 10004
Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Clips
Submit Recommendation Letter
Submit an essay of 200-300 words answering the question, “How can someone be both an excellent journalist and a committed person of faith?” to email@example.com.
For International Students
International students must apply for a J-1 Visa. To learn more, visit the Admissions Information for International Visiting Students and Scholars page. International students may be eligible for the Arne Fjeldstad Memorial Scholarship.
Complete Enrollment Checklist
The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester students from non-partnering schools is $18,000. Please contact your Study Abroad coordinator for information on the discount received by partner school participants. International students may be eligible for the Arne Fjeldstad Memorial Scholarship. NYCS students will live in student housing and become an integral part of student life at The King’s College, participating in activities such as group Bible study and corporate worship, student retreats, and campus-wide events around the city.
Early action application deadline: March 15, 2020
Class registration: April 6, 2020
Final application deadline: June 1, 2020
Fall classes begin: September 2, 2020
Early action application deadline: October 15, 2020
Class registration: November 16, 2020
Final application deadline: December 1, 2020
Spring classes begin: January 20, 2021
Fall 2020 Early Action Deadline
March 15, 2020
Spring 2021 Early Action Deadline
October 15, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
All NYCJ students are automatically enrolled in the NYCJ core classes. To enroll in your selected elective, email the Admissions Director the name, number and instructor of their first and second choice courses. NYCJ students do not register for classes via the portal.
The course offering is available in the student portal. Please be sure to select the correct semester and year. Non-early decision students will receive a PDF of the course offering upon acceptance.
Yes, all NYC Semester students are required to live in TKC housing.
After admitted students confirm they are attending, they will be given instructions on how to access the housing application in Symplicity. All students must complete the application and pay a $50 housing application fee.
No, all TKC apartments are equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette. There is a subsidized cafeteria on campus open during work hours Monday through Friday.
NYCJ students do not pay a deposit. After receiving your acceptance letter, you will confirm you will attend in writing via email to the Admissions Director.
Please check with your home institution first to see if your current aid will carry with you to King’s. If your home institution requires you to withdraw and you wish to apply for federal aid please add TKC’s code, 040953, to your FAFSA.
Non-partner students: Please request a transcript via the National Student Clearinghouse. Students will not be able to access transcripts if there is a hold on their account.
Partner school students: Transcripts will be automatically sent to their home institutions by mail unless there is a hold on their account.
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