St. Bonaventure University

Jandoli School of Communication

Early Assurance Programs

Our early assurance journalism and early assurance communication programs secure placement for interested high school seniors and transfer students in one of three SBU master's degree programs.

Our early assurance programs let you lock down your seat in a master's degree program as an incoming freshman or transfer student provided you maintain good standing in the undergraduate program and meet the graduate program's academic admission requirements.

This not only provides a financial savings on the overall cost of the master's degree, but because the master's programs are fully online you have the opportunity to work and earn a salary while completing your master's degree.


Early Assurance Journalism

    M.A. in Digital Journalism
    This program is designed for people with a desire to become digital journalists in a variety of news organizations. Students will learn the foundational tenets of journalism and apply those best ideals to become leaders in producing ethical journalism for diverse audiences in the digital world. To learn more about the M.A. in Digital Journalism, click here.

    M.A. in Sports Journalism
    This program is for people with a desire to become sports journalists in a variety of news and media organizations. It is designed to refine students' writing skills, deepen their reporting ability, develop in them an understanding of the critical issues in sports media, and prepare them with a digital skillset to reimagine how stories can be told. To learn more about the M.A. in Sports Journalism, click here.

  • Early Assurance Marketing Communication

    Our M.A. Marketing Communication program is designed to help you cultivate the knowledge and skills required for success as an innovative leader in the increasingly important world of professional communications. You will tailor your master's degree with a specialization in one of two areas:
    • integrated marketing communication
    • content marketing
    To learn more about the M.A. in Marketing Communication, click here.

  • How to apply for early assurance

    When applying for admission to St. Bonaventure, whether using the free Common Application or St. Bonaventure’s free application, applicants should indicate, under the “Early Assurance” question, that they wish to apply for an early assurance program.

    If you are a current student considering the benefits of participating in an early assurance program, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions or call 716-375-2021.