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Schools, Departments and Programs of Journalism

Studying journalism in college or graduate school is beneficial, but certainly not necessary for becoming a journalist. Many successful journalists have majored in other areas, such as political science, English and even mechanical engineering. Some didn't even attend college. If you're considering studying journalism, below is a list of United States colleges and universities with journalism schools, departments or programs.

  • Abilene Christian University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Adams State College, Communications
  • Alabama State University, Department of Communications
  • Alcorn State University, Department of Communications
  • Alma College, Department of Communication
  • American University, School of Communication
  • Anderson University, Department of Communication
  • Angelo State University, Department of Communications, Drama and Journalism
  • Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Arkansas State University, College of Communications
  • Arkansas Tech University, Department of Speech, Theatre & Journalism
  • Asbury College, Communication Arts
  • Auburn University, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • Austin Peay State University, Department of Communication & Theatre
  • Baker University, Communication and Theatre Arts
  • Ball State University, Department of Journalism
  • Baruch College, Programs in Journalism
  • Baylor University, Department of Journalism
  • Belmont University, Media Studies Department
  • Benedict College, English, Foreign Languages and Mass Communication Department
  • Berry College, Department of Communication
  • Black Hills State University, Department of Communication
  • Bloomsburg University, Department of Mass Communications
  • Bluffton College, Communication Program
  • Boise State University, Department of Communication
  • Boston College, Communication Department
  • Boston University, College of Communication
  • Bowling Green State University, Department of Journalism
  • Bradley University, College of Communications and Fine Arts
  • Brenau University, School of Mass Communication
  • Brigham Young University, Department of Communications
  • Brown University, Department of Modern Culture and Media
  • Buffalo State, Communication Department
  • Butler University, Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism
  • Cabrini College, Department of English & Communications
  • California Polytechnic State University, Journalism Department
  • California State University at Chico, Department of Journalism
  • California State University at Fullerton, College of Communications
  • California State University, Northridge, Department of Journalism
  • California State University, Sacramento, Department of Communication Studies
  • Calvin College, Communication Arts & Sciences
  • Campbell University, Mass Communications Department
  • Canisius College, Communication Studies
  • Central Michigan University, Department of Journalism
  • Central Missouri State University, Department of Communication
  • Central Washington University, Communication Department
  • City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Clarion University, Communication Department
  • Cleveland State University, Department of Communication
  • College Misericordia, Communications Department
  • College of Charleston, Department of Communication
  • Colorado State University, The Journalism & Technical Communication Department
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo, Mass Communications Department
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Creighton University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Culver-Stockton College, Department of Communication
  • Depaul University, Department of Communication
  • Depauw University, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Drake University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Drexel University, Department of Culture & Communication
  • Duquesne University, Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
  • East Tennessee State University, Department of Communication
  • Eastern Illinois University, Department of Journalism
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Communication
  • Eastern Michigan University, Journalism Program
  • Eastern New Mexico University, Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences
  • Elizabethtown College, Department of Communications
  • Elon University, School of Communications
  • Emerson College, School of Communication
  • Emory & Henry College, Mass Communication Program
  • Emory University, Journalism Program
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Communication Arts
  • Florida A&M University, School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
  • Florida International University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Florida Southern College, Communication Department
  • Florida State University, College of Communication
  • Fordham University, Department of Communication and Media Studies
  • Fort Hays State University, Department of Communication Studies
  • Francis Marion University, Department of Fine Arts & Mass Communication
  • Franklin College, Pulliam School of Journalism
  • Furman University, Department of Communication Studies
  • George Mason University, Department of Communication
  • George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs
  • Georgia College & State University, Mass Communication Program
  • Georgia Southern University, Department of Communication Arts
  • Georgia State University, Department of Communication
  • Gonzaga University, Communication Arts
  • Goshen College, Communication Program
  • Grambling State University, Department of Mass Communications
  • Grand Valley State University, School of Communications
  • Grand View College, Communication Department
  • Hampton University, Department of Mass Media Arts
  • Hardin-Simmons University, Department of Communication
  • Harding University, Department of Communication
  • Hastings College, Media Production
  • Henderson State University, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
  • Hofstra University, Department of Journalism and Mass Media Studies
  • Hood College, Communication Arts
  • Houston Baptist University, Department of Communications
  • Howard University, School of Communications
  • Humboldt State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Idaho State University, Department of Mass Communication
  • Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications
  • Illinois State University, Department of Communication
  • Indiana University, School of Journalism
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Journalism Department
  • Iona College, Department of Mass Communication
  • Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
  • Jackson State University, Department of Mass Communications
  • Jacksonville University, Communication Program
  • James Madison University, School of Media Arts and Design
  • John Brown University, Division of Communication
  • John Carroll University, Department of Communications
  • Kansas State University, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Keene State College, Journalism Program
  • Kennesaw State University, Communication Department
  • Kent State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • La Salle University, Communication Department
  • Lamar University, Department of Communication
  • Lehigh University, Department of Journalism and Communication
  • Liberty University, School of Communications
  • Linfield College, Department of Communications
  • Lock Haven University, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Long Island University at C.W. Post, Media Arts Department
  • Louisiana State University, Manship School of Mass Communication
  • Loyola University New Orleans, Department of Communications
  • Lycoming College, Communication Department
  • Lynchburg College, School of Communication & the Arts
  • Mankato State University, Department of Mass Communications
  • Mansfield University, Department of Communication and Theatre
  • Marietta College, Journalism Department
  • Marist College, School of Communication & the Arts
  • Marquette University, College of Communication
  • Marshall University, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Maryville University, Communications Program
  • McNeese State University, Department of Mass Communication
  • Mesa State College, Mass Communications Program
  • Michigan State University, School of Journalism
  • Middle Tennessee State University, College of Mass Communication
  • Midland Lutheran College, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Miles College, Division of Communications
  • Monmouth University, Department of Communications
  • Morehead State University, Department of Communication and Theatre
  • Murray State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • New College of California, Media Studies MA Program
  • New Mexico Highlands University, Mass Communication Department
  • New Mexico State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • New York University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Nicholls State University, Department of Mass Communication
  • Norfolk State University, Department of Mass Communications and Journalism
  • North Dakota State University, The Department of Communication
  • Northeastern University, School of Journalism
  • Northern Arizona University, School of Communication
  • Northern Illinois University, Department of Communication
  • Northern Kentucky University, Department of Communication
  • Northwestern State University, Department of Journalism
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
  • Oakland University, The Department of Rhetoric, Communications and Journalism
  • Ohio State University, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Journalism Department
  • Oklahoma State University, School of Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Otterbein College, Department of Communication
  • Pace University, English/Communications Department
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Department of Communication and Theatre
  • Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications
  • Pepperdine University, Communication Division
  • Pittsburg State University, Department of Communication
  • Point Park College, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Purdue University, Department of Communication
  • Quinnipiac College, School of Communications
  • Radford University, Media Studies Department
  • Regent University, School of Communication and the Arts
  • Rider University, Communication Department
  • Rockhurst University, Communication & Fine Arts Department
  • Roosevelt University, School of Communication
  • Rowan University, College of Communication
  • Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information & Library Studies
  • Saint Louis University, Department of Communication
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Journalism Major
  • Saint Michael's College, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Salem State College, Communications Department
  • Salve Regina University, Communication Media Program
  • Sam Houston State University, Journalism Program
  • San Diego State University, School of Communication
  • San Francisco State University, Journalism Department
  • San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Santa Clara University, Communication Department
  • Seattle University, Communication/Journalism Department
  • Seton Hall University, Department of Communication
  • Shippensburg University, Department of Communication/Journalism
  • Simmons College, Communications Program
  • South Dakota State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Communication Program
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, School of Journalism
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Mass Communications
  • Southern Oregon University, Department of Communication
  • Southern University, Department of Mass Communications
  • Southwest Missouri State University, Department of Media, Journalism and Film
  • Southwest Texas State University, Department of Mass Communication
  • Spring Hill College, Division of Communications, Fine and Performing Arts
  • St. Bonaventure University, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • St. Cloud State University, Department of Mass Communications
  • St. Mary's University, Media Communications Department
  • Stanford University, Department of Communication
  • State University of New York - Purchase College, The Journalism B.A. Program in the School of Humanities
  • State University of New York at New Paltz, Department of Communication and Media
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Journalism Program
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Department of Communication
  • Stephens College, Communication Program
  • Suffolk University, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Temple University, Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising
  • Tennessee Technological University, Department of English
  • Texas A&M University, Department of Journalism
  • Texas Christian University, Department of Journalism
  • Texas Southern University, Department of Communications
  • Texas Tech University, School of Mass Communications
  • Texas Wesleyan University, Mass Communication Department
  • Texas Woman's University, Mass Communications Program
  • Towson University, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
  • Trinity University, Department of Communication
  • Truman State University, Division of Language and Literature
  • University of Akron, School of Communication
  • University of Alabama, College of Communication & Information Sciences
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville, Department of Communication Arts
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Journalism and Public Communications
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Journalism
  • University of Arizona, Department of Journalism
  • University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock, Journalism Program
  • University of Bridgeport, Mass Communication Program
  • University of California Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism
  • University of Central Arkansas, Department of Mass Communication and Theatre
  • University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communication
  • University of Central Florida, Department of Digital Media
  • University of Cincinnati, Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Connecticut, Journalism Department
  • University of Dayton, Department of Communication
  • University of Denver, School of Communication
  • University of Evansville, Department of Communication
  • University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
  • University of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Hartford, School of Communication
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Journalism Department
  • University of Houston, School of Communication
  • University of Idaho, School of Journalism and Mass Media
  • University of Illinois, College of Communications
  • University of Indianapolis, Department of Communication
  • University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • University of Kentucky, School of Journalism and Telecommunications
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Communication
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, Department of Mass Communications
  • University of Louisville, Department of Communication
  • University of Maine, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • University of Maryland, The Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • University of Memphis, Department of Journalism
  • University of Miami, School of Communication
  • University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies
  • University of Minnesota, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Mississippi, Journalism Department
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism
  • University of Montana, School of Journalism
  • University of Nebraska, College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • University of Nevada-Reno, The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies
  • University of New Hampshire, Journalism Program
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • University of New Orleans, Department of Drama and Communications
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of North Florida, Department of Communications and Visual Arts
  • University of North Texas, Department of Journalism and Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism
  • University of Northern Colorado, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • University of Northern Iowa, Department of Communication Studies
  • University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication
  • University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication
  • University of Richmond, Journalism Program
  • University of Rhode Island, Department of Journalism
  • University of San Francisco, Communication Studies
  • University of South Alabama, Department of Communication
  • University of South Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • University of South Dakota, Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism
  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Department of Journalism and Media Studies
  • University of South Florida, School of Mass Communications
  • University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication
  • University of Southern Indiana, Communications Department
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Journalism
  • University of Scranton, Communication Department
  • University of St. Francis, Mass Communication Department
  • University of St. Thomas, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Tampa, Department of Communication
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Communication Department
  • University of Tennessee at Martin, Department of Communications
  • University of Tennessee, College of Communications
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Communication
  • University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
  • University of Texas-Pan American, Communication Department
  • University of the Pacific, Communication Department
  • University of Toledo, Department of Communication
  • University of Tulsa, Communication Department
  • University of Utah, Department of Communication
  • University of Washington, Department of Communication
  • University of West Florida, Communication Arts Department
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, School of Journalism and Communications
  • University of Wisconsin at River Falls, Department of Journalism
  • University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Department of Communication
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Journalism
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Journalism & Mass Communications
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Department of Journalism
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Communication Department
  • University of Wyoming, Department of Communication & Journalism
  • Ursinus College, Communication Studies and Theater
  • Utah State University, Journalism Department
  • Utica College, Journalism Studies Program
  • Valparaiso University, Department of Communication
  • Vanderbilt University, Department of Communication Studies and Theater
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Mass Communications
  • Walla Walla College, Department of Communications
  • Washburn University, Department of Mass Media
  • Washington and Lee University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Washington State University, Edward R. Murrow School of Communication
  • Wayne State University, Department of Communication
  • Weber State University, Department of Communication
  • Webster University, School of Communications
  • West Virginia University, Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism
  • Western Illinois University, Department of English & Journalism
  • Western Kentucky University, School of Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Western Michigan University, Department of Communication
  • Western Washington University, Department of Journalism
  • Whitworth College, Communication Studies
  • Wichita State University, Elliott School of Communication
  • Widner University, Communication Studies Department
  • William Paterson University, Department of Communication
  • Wingate University, Communication Studies
  • Winona State University, Mass Communication Department
  • Winthrop University, Department of Mass Communication
  • Wright State University, Department of Communication
  • Xavier University, Department of Communication Arts
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, Department of Communications
  • Youngstown State University, Department of English

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