Mass Communication Department

From newspaper columns and magazine articles to TV and radio spots, to advertisements, websites, games, and more, mass communication is all around us—and those areas need qualified people to keep them running successfully.

That’s where a Mass Communication degree comes in.

In our programs, you’ll learn how to work with all types of media while improving your writing and social media skills.

You’ll also take courses that explore special topics like electronic literature, documentary film-making, and aerial photography.

Our faculty members have both industry and academic experience. They’re dedicated to continuing their own learning, while working on projects with their students’ learning in mind.

We’ll challenge you, support your creativity, and give you the tools that you need to succeed.

Program Choices

Mass Communication offers multiple programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in:

  • Advertising
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Public Relations

There are also many minor options to choose from that complement all types of majors.

You can also earn your master’s degree in Strategic Communication, a field that’s becoming increasingly popular and in demand.

No matter which program you choose, a degree in Mass Communication will give you the skills and expertise you need to launch your career.


We want you to be exceptionally prepared for your chosen career. That’s why we prioritize opportunities that will help you after graduation.

Get experience working with real-world clients in Campaigns—a capstone course for Advertising and Public Relations majors—and during an internship.

Or travel to China through the faculty-led program and learn from the leading global experts of today’s e-commerce and digital marketing communication industries.

You can also join any of our campus clubs to expand your network or write for our student publications to make your portfolio even more impressive for employers.

Hands-On Learning

As a Mass Communication student, you’ll spend most of your time in Phelps Hall, which is equipped with a variety of labs and technology.

From a modern multimedia studio, our on-campus radio station, a photography studio, darkroom, and other high-end workstations, you’ll have plenty of spaces to practice what you learn during lecture.

You can even borrow a wide range of photography and video equipment for class projects year-round.

Contact the Mass Communication Department
Mass Communication Department
Phelps Hall 126


Mary Deering
Office Manager

Phelps 126

Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1-4pm

Email Mary Deering
Dr. Tanya Ryan
Department Chairperson
Email Dr. Tanya Ryan