High school seniors: Lock down your seat, as an incoming freshman, in one of three online master's programs in our Early Assurance Journalism and Early Assurance Communication programs.

St. Bonaventure University

Jandoli School of Communication

Early Assurance Programs


Our Early Assurance Journalism and Early Assurance Communication programs guarantee qualified high school seniors' placement 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 a qualifying incoming freshman. You begin taking graduate-level courses during your senior year of undergraduate studies.

Not only does this provide 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


Qualified high school seniors are guaranteed placement in one of two master's degree programs:

    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 Communication


    Qualified high school seniors are guaranteed placement in our graduate Master of Arts in Communication program.

    Our M.A. 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 three areas:
    • integrated marketing communication
    • content marketing
    • public relations
    To learn more about the M.A. in 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 “Pre-Professional” question, that they wish to apply for an early assurance program.