UI journalism school loses graduate accreditation

BY DI STAFF | JULY 29, 2011 7:20 AM

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The accreditation of the University of Iowa's Journalism and Mass Communication master's program was denied following a peer evaluation in October, according to information to be presented to the state Board of Regents at its meeting in Cedar Falls next week.

The 2010 evaluation also found the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science undergraduate programs to be noncompliant with several standards.

Both programs received provisional accreditation, while the professional master's program was denied.

The noncompliant standards included students not following the rule of taking a minimum of 80 semester hours outside the school and minimum of 65 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences outside the school, as well as a small, low-populated graduate program.

The University of Iowa agreed in May to become compliant with these standards over the next two years.

— by Luke Voelz

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