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Undergraduate programs


News and Information (BSJ)

If you're interested in a career in news, writing and editing or management in traditional, digital and emerging media, this is the major for you. The News and Information track prepares students to be digital storytellers in a changing media world.

Strategic Communication (BSJ)
If you see yourself helping businesses or organizations to communicate, this major will help you get there. The Strategic Communication track prepares students for careers in public relations, branding, advertising and integrated marketing communications. 

Journalism Minor
If you want to add practical and marketable skills to your degree by learning digital storytelling, media writing and essential communication techniques, the Journalism Minor is for you.


Graduate programs

Master of Journalism (MSJ)
This program, located at KU’s Lawrence campus, emphasizes the study of real-world media issues, critical thinking and media use. Its four options of study include: Sports Media, Health Science Communication, Digital Media Entrepreneurship/Leadership and the MS/JD.

Master of Journalism (MSJ-IMC) Integrated Marketing Communications 
This program, located at KU’s Edwards Campus, is for working professionals who want to further develop their integrated marketing communications expertise. Students gain knowledge in class that they can immediately apply on the job.

MS/JD Journalism/Law Joint Degree
This program offers students academic grounding in both journalism and law and prepares them for professional practice in journalism, law or media law.

PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication
This program offers an innovative education in research skills. Students in this program work closely with faculty to create and publish original research examining real-world issues.

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Explore careers, internships & jobs

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. Schedule an appointment today!

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71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
New student strategic communication agency begins in fall 2014
83 percent of 2013 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
Our integrated marketing communications master’s program is the only nationally accredited one of its kind in the region
32 percent of journalism students graduate with one internship; 55 percent graduate with two or more internships
Journalism students graduate with portfolios of work created for professional clients
International journalism study abroad internships in Dublin, London, Madrid, Sydney and Shanghai