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The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications prides itself on providing quality education and job-building skills in a student-focused environment. This 18-credit hour program helps students learn to be effective communicators. Student can choose to focus in News and Information or Strategic Communications through the selection of their elective minor course.

Degrees offered:

The school offers the Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with an emphasis in News and Information.  This track prepares students for careers in news, writing and editing, management, and sales in traditional media and emerging and converged media.

Degrees offered:

The school offers the Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communication. This track prepares students for careers in advertising, corporate communications and integrated marketing communications.

Degrees offered:

The School offers both academic and professional experiences.  On the Lawrence campus provides the thesis track. On the Edwards Campus in suburban Kansas City, the students may focus on the part-time Marketing Communications program, designed for working professioinals (with classes available in the evening). The joint degree program combines full-time study the Master of Science (M.S.) in Journalism and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) programs offered by the School of Journalism and the KU School of Law.

Degrees offered:

The School’s PhD program offers innovative and rigorous education in research skills leading to original research and the creation of knowledge.  The program of study leads to the student’s dissertation proposal and dissertation.  PhD students work closely with the School’s publishing faculty members, creating original research examining real-world issues.  

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The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. 

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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study