If anything can happen in a minute in New York,
imagine a whole semester!
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.” - 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:
(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
NYC(X)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 it’s 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.
For course listings, visit here.
For additional information, please contact CEL@pba.edu!