The King's College

NYC Semester



Can one semester in one of the greatest cities in the world really change your life?

We think so. For generations, New York City has attracted the brightest and the best, the risk-takers, and the dreamers. From Alexander Hamilton to Michael Bloomberg, Walt Whitman to Bob Dylan, men and women look to the city for challenge, influence, and reward.

Make New York City your campus and your classroom.

NYC Semester at The King’s College immerses students in a unique academic experience. At our campus in Manhattan’s Financial District, you will engage in an exciting and rigorous academic program, learn from award-winning professors while taking advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities, cultural experiences, and more.


Learn, live, and write in the capital of American journalism with the NYCJ program, or design your own program of study with NYC(X).


“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York,” said author Walter Kirn.

Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty and engaging with other writers in the journalism capital of America. The King’s College is home to the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute (MPJI), named after the late star reporter John McCandlish Phillips at The New York Times (1952-1973). Led by Wall Street Journal veteran, Professor Paul Glader,  MPJI hosts guest lectures and adjunct classes with journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, Christianity Today, World Magazine, Religion News Service, Reuters, Forbes Magazine, The New York Post, ESPN’s Grantland and other media outlets.

NYCJ is a 15-credit program that is designed as follows:

12-Credit Core:
(3) JOU 351 Journalism Foundations (T. Mattingly)
(3) JOU 450 Entrepreneurial Journalism Skills & the Future (P. Glader)
(6) INT 999 Internship: Placement and assessment at a NYC media outlet (MPJI Internship Supervisor)

3-Credit Elective Course:
Students can choose from several journalism course options or from a selection of courses in subjects related to journalism such as film, media, communications and non-fiction writing.

  • Visits to major NYC newsrooms – past tours include International Business Times, Newsweek, Slant News and Associated Press
  • Class with award-winning journalists
  • Skills workshops and learning sessions with NYC journalists
  • Journalism seminars around the city
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tour dominant cultural-historical landmarks and attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Wall Street and the Financial District

For the liberal arts student who wants to experience NYC, we offer NYC(X)–you fill in the blanks! NYC(X) is a semester of study that gives students the flexibility to pursue an area of study or to combine disciplines according to their goals and interests. Students may choose up to fifteen credits of courses in any of the programs The King’s College offers to its traditional students:

Media, Culture and The Arts
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Religious and Theological Studies

There is no internship requirement for NYC(X).  Students may pursue an internship for 3 credits (and take up to 12 credits of coursework) or for 6 credits (and take up to 9 credits of coursework).

  • Take advantage of networking opportunities on campus and around NYC.
    Attend speakers series with thought leaders, historians, best-selling authors and tech entrepreneurs.
    Tour dominant cultural-historical landmarks and attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Wall Street and the Financial District.


  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of 30 credit hours of college-level coursework or above by the start of NYC Semester
  • 3 or more journalism clips of authentic published work (NYCJ students only)
  • Every college or university has its own polices and procedures for allowing students to do a semester of study away. Consult your academic advisor and study abroad office (or equivalent) to ensure you are in compliance with your home institution’s study away requirements; to determine the transferability of credits; and determine transferability of financial aid. Review course options with your academic advisor and the impact they will have on progress toward degree completion. Is your school an NYC Semester partner? If yes, then you will register at your home institution while you attend NYC Semester and pay tuition to your home institution as usual. If you are a recipient of a scholarship, please check the stipulations to ensure compliance with regard to studying away.

Information for International Visiting Scholars and Students

Before you apply, make sure you meet our admissions criteria.

  1. Application (no fee). The application should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Fall applicant deadlines: March 15 (priority admission) rolling until May 1. Spring applicant deadlines: Oct.15 (priority admission) rolling until Dec. 1.
  2. Resume and professional cover letter submitted with your application. Make sure these documents are ready to upload before you click “submit,” because the application cannot be saved. The cover letter should be written as though you are applying for a job and should answer the following questions:
    • Why do you think you are an ideal applicant (what are your strengths and how will NYC Semester help you grow)?
    • What do you plan to accomplish during your semester away and what are your goals?
    • NYCJ Applicants: please include which medium and beat you are most interested to pursue and your internship goals).
  3. Recommendation letter written by and emailed by your academic advisor or other faculty member who can attest to your character and academic ability to NYCJ Applicants: You may have a supervisor at a media outlet who can attest to your character and relevant experience write the recommendation letter in lieu of an academic advisor or other faculty member. Recommendation letters should be emailed to Eleni Glader at
  4. Official transcript mailed to: The King’s College, Admissions Office, 56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.
  5. Students applying to NYCJ: Submit 3-5 of your best journalism clips of authentic published work. In addition to being part of your application for admission, clips will be sent to media outlets for internship placement by the Internship Supervisor. If you feel you do not have enough material, we advise you to approach your school or local community papers to submit stories. Clips should be emailed to Eleni Glader at

Please allow two weeks from the date your complete application is received for a decision.

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Professional Cover Letter
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Official Transcript
  • NYCJ: 3-5 Journalism Clips

* Please email letters of recommendation and NYCJ clips to Eleni Glader at *

The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester is $16,000 for one semester. If your school is an NYC Semester partner school, check with your school to see if you are eligible for a reduced price. For students at many of our partner schools, the cost of attending NYC Semester is the same as attending their home institution.


The King’s College offers a unique experience to every student. From incredible Apartment Buildings to active Student Organizations to the House System—King’s will be an experience you won’t forget. Students who dive into Student Life and Spiritual Life will develop friendships for life even after they return to their home institution.





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Partner schools secure better pricing and a more seamless transition for NYC Semester students. To explore becoming a partner school, please contact Eleni Glader at

Questions? Ask us about the NYC Semester program and learn more.

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