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Washington Journalism Center


A semester in our nation’s capital will give Messiah College students a firsthand taste of how our government works. Through coursework, students will develop hard-news writing skills, study the history and future of Washington, and examine the role of Christians in the media.  A 12-week internship experience will give students hands-on, practical knowledge, which is crucial in the journalism industry. 



  • Junior and seniors - will accept some sophomores
  • 2.75 GPA or higher



  • Courses may meet general education or major requirements
  • Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Participation in this program does not meet cross-cultural requirements. 


Costs 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room, board plus $1,200 off-campus study fee.

Fee covers:

  • tuition, room - meals not included
  • educational excursions
  • pre-departure and re-entry orientation

Note: Additional expenses include (cut are not limited to) transportation and meals. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Washington D.C.


Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Washington Journalism Center Deadlines

Spring 2015 - December 1, 2014

Rolling admissions; students are strongly encouraged to apply early


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For more information about Washington, D.C., check out:

Smithsonian Institute
US Senate
US House of Representatives
White House


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