Ball State University, based in Muncie, Indiana offers a fully funded master’s in Journalism. The MA in journalism provides an opportunity for students to become better reporters and storytellers with expertise in media analytics. At Ball State, more than 80 percent of their students qualify for financial aid. The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication offers a wide variety of merit- and need-based scholarships to its students at all levels and in all areas. The department is committed to providing practical, hands-on opportunities through graduate assistantships. Assistantships provide tuition and a modest stipend.