Science writers become science writers through myriad channels, but among the most popular avenues are graduate programs and fellowships.
If you’re thinking about applying to graduate school in science writing or applying for a fellowship, the next few weeks are a critical time to finalize those recommendations, transcripts, and GRE scores. Over the last couple years, we’ve covered many of these opportunities in in-depth posts. (We also highly recommend this piece by Rob Irion, head of the graduate program in science communication at the University of California Santa Cruz.)
Here, we’ve compiled a list of looming deadlines for these programs, and we’ve included links to the application pages and to relevant past posts. We can’t alleviate the stress of the process, but maybe we can save you a few minutes of last-minute googling.
January 1 The Missouri School of Journalism offers a two-year master’s program in environmental journalism. January 1 is the deadline for fall admission.
January 30 The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism offers a graduate program in specialized journalism. Students can tailor their education to science writing. Apply by this date to be considered for scholarships. April 30 is the final deadline.
February 28 Are you a mid-career science writer looking for a way to boost your career? Consider applying for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. Details here.
April 1 This is the final final deadline to apply for the UCSC program.
This isn’t a comprehensive list – let us know what we missed in the comment section. And good luck!
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