Our Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

Students can apply to major in either Journalism and Mass Communication or Political Communication. Both programs offer a critical mix of theory and practice to understand the rapidly evolving media environment. We also offer a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs prepare students for the evolving communications landscape with a combination of core courses in theory and media skills. Students develop a tailored foundation for careers in advocacy, government, media relations, public opinion, journalism or academia.

Andrew Desiderio

Andrew Desiderio

Class of 2017
Major: Journalism & Mass Communication

I knew I wanted to be a reporter and I thought the best place to cover politics would be at a school that teaches it in the intersection of media and government. 


Our Headlines

Matilda Kreider

My Wild Time Protecting Public Lands

December 02, 2017
I always knew I wanted to be a journalist or work in environmentalism. Interning at The Wilderness Society allowed me to pursue both of my passions.
Laura Whaling

How I'm Moving the Planet Forward

November 16, 2017
Sometimes, getting the message out about ideas that can move the planet forward starts with a trip to a small farm town in Nebraska.
Kerric Harvey

Setting the Stage for Innovative Research Techniques

December 04, 2017
Kerric Harvey was appointed the inaugural Visiting Fellow for New Research Methods at the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.
Michael Hayden and Will Hurd on panel

Public Debate Needed on Cybersecurity

October 31, 2017
Experts discussed the need for flexible policies, partnerships and buy-in from the American public to tackle cyber issues.

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