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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. 

Media Arts & Production (BSJ)

Media Arts and Production is a new concentration in the J-School that focuses on concept development, audience understanding and multi-faceted creative ideas and skills to produce great work. Media Arts puts discovery, excitement and passion at the forefront of learning.

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.

Sports Media Concentration
Designed to appeal to and prepare news/information and strategic communication students to work anywhere in the sports industry.


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.

Online Master's Degree in Digital Content Strategy
This online program offers certificates in data interpretation and communication in social media strategy that teach students to use information to solve organizational problems.

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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Graduate Admission Questions?

Admission questions may be directed to our graduate academic advisor, Jammie Johnson (785-864-7649), or our associate dean of graduate studies, Matt Tidwell (913-897-8416).

Also refer to the Graduate Handbook.

Undergrad Admission Questions?

For more information see our undergraduate FAQs, or contact the advising office at: jadvising@ku.edu
785-864-4080 or come by Stauffer-Flint Hall - room 117.

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