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Degrees

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
Journalism students graduate with portfolios of work created for professional clients
The Journalism Career Center helps students discover internships, jobs and careers
The journalism school's new minimester allows students to complete a class online between semesters
The school launched its journalism Ph.D. program in 2012
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined