A DEMOCRAT’S STUDENT STORY Posted in: Letters to the Editor For $20,000 I got a Master’s Degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1984-85 in nine months. It included all fees, room and board, books, personal supplies, transportation and 2 round trip airline tickets from Houston (where I was born) to Columbia in New York City. Now, one year at ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!