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.
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.
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.
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.