Journalism and Mass Communication

Study news and public affairs with respected scholars and award-winning journalists in the world’s most newsworthy city. Learn and experience digital, broadcast and print reporting. The School of Media and Public Affairs, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, provides a strong foundation to meet the challenges of a changing global media landscape. It helps students understand the media’s impact on the way we live, govern and connect. Admission is through a competitive process.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related majors include American studies, history and international affairs. The School of Media and Public Affairs also offers a major in political communication and a minor in journalism and mass communication.

What can I expect to learn in the Journalism and Mass Communication program at GW?

Through classes, hands-on work in our state-of-the-art production facilities and internships across D.C., students prepare for the challenges of journalism and digital media.

What is the Journalism and Mass Communication community like at GW?

Our students are leaders on and off campus. Our faculty and alumni form a tight-knit community with extensive connections in Washington to help prepare the next generation of news leaders.

What can I do in the Journalism and Mass Communication field?

What can’t you do with a degree in journalism and mass communication? Our graduates are forging the future of journalism and public affairs through careers in new and traditional media organizations, politics and business. 

Faculty Expertise

Department alumnus and Hollywood director Michael Lange returns to campus annually to conduct an audition workshop.

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