The College of Communications at Penn State provides the opportunities and resources of a large university with the personalized feel and support of a small school. As the largest accredited program of its kind in the nation, students can find a place where they can fit and succeed.
Our four departments — Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications — offer five undergraduate majors. Graduate students may pursue a master’s degree in media studies and a Ph.D. program in mass communications, with several distinct areas of emphasis.
Faculty members blend strong academic and professional backgrounds and possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service. Along with nine research centers and special programs within the College, students benefit from on-campus visits from academics and professionals at the top of their fields for endowed lectures and special programs.
In addition, a team of advisers in the College provides information and insights for students who have questions ranging from scheduling to selecting a major.
At a Glance
Graduates rated by recruiters The Top 25 Recruiter Picks, Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2010
Hearst Journalism Awards Combined Writing/Broadcast, 2007-08
School for Fashion Journalism, PR, Marketing & More Combined Writing/Broadcast, 2007-08
"Broad majors, strong curriculum."
Recruiter Comment Cream of the Crop, Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2010
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