Undergraduate Programs

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Since 1936, SJSU's Journalism school has built a global reputation for developing aspiring reporters and editors into top-notch professionals.

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Successful modern advertising takes creativity and innovation. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications can give you the skills to make a difference in this dynamic field.

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Public Relations 

The Journalism and Mass Communications Department's Public Relations program is nationally recognized and the only degree program of its kind in Northern California.

Master's in Mass Communications

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Mass Communications

Powering Silicon Valley and beyond by telling stories, shaping messages, and launching ideas through digital, traditional, and social media.

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JMC: A Place to Learn by Doing

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Located at Dwight Bentel Hall, The School of Journalism and Mass Communications prepares future media professionals in all forms of global communications for responsible outreach and inclusion of all people. The School equips students to excel in Advertising, Journalism, and Public Relations by teaching professional skills and advanced information technologies, by developing the capacity for critical and original thinking, and fostering creativity and a passion for communications. We further this mission with our commitment to diversity. We believe the best way to absorb information is to experience media communications in the real world. Nothing is better than first-hand application of technique and tools. This is the essence of our motto “Learn by Doing”. We encourage you to learn by doing through every experience you have here. JMC offers countless opportunities to discover your passion, strengthen your skills and expand your world-view. Our School is full of student organizations, internship opportunities and study abroad options designed to facilitate discovery through actual involvement. The JMC experience will enhance your learning environment and fine-tune your media communications skills with real and relevant programs.

JMC Student Media

SJSU News is the online home for all of San José State University's student media outlets. This includes Spartan Daily, Update News, The Spear, JMC TV Studio, and much more.

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