About Us

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JMC: A Place to Learn by Doing

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.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

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Explore our comprehensive range of programs in Communication, spanning from undergraduate studies in Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism to our advanced graduate program in Mass Communications. Discover the diverse opportunities and enriching experiences that await you as you embark on your academic journey with us.

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San José in the heart of the Silicon Valley

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. In 1936, The School of Journalism and Mass Communications was founded by a dynamic visionary, Dr. Dwight Bentel who established at SJSU a comprehensive west coast journalism program where graduates could always successfully compete with any college or major university student in the nation.

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Meet Our Team

Meet the School of Journalism and Mass Communications' dedicated faculty and staff.


Learn more about the programs that the School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers.

Public Accountability

Learn more about our accreditation, five-year strategic plan, program learning objectives, and mission statement.

Alumni Spotlight

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Alexandra Bogdan

Q&A with Alexandra Bogdan

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Andrea Pyka

Q&A with Andrea Pyka

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Shaun J. Fletcher

Q&A with Shaun J. Fletcher

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At the JMC School, we believe in meeting tomorrow's technological challenges by providing the highest quality education and research rigor today. Private contributions are critical to the school's success. We need the support and involvement of our community, alumni and friends to continue our progress.

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