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. 


Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

SMPA's new interdisciplinary research institute will fight digital disinformation at a critical time with the support of a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

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Our Headlines

Samantha Cookinham outside the New York Times Building

Class Assignment: Work with The New York Times


When I enrolled in the Audience Development course, I never imagined that I would spend the semester working with The New York Times to launch a new section.

Samantha Cookinham
B.A. '20, Journalism and Mass Communication


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A Dream Come True: Learning in Paris

August 02, 2019
While in Paris I embarked on a journey of a lifetime and was amazed that I was able to visit all the places I had dreamed of while learning from an extraordinary number of guest speakers from around the world.
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How I Got the Job: Clearing the Way to a Public Relations Career

May 17, 2019
Recent graduate Isabel Pellegrino, B.A. ’19, merged her skills and interests to land an internship, now job, with Edelman.
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Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019
New interdisciplinary research institute will fight digital disinformation at a critical time.
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Echo Chambers May Not Be as Dangerous as You Think, New Study Finds

May 13, 2019
New research co-authored by Assistant Professor Ethan Porter suggests that the wisdom of crowds persists in social media echo chambers.

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