Office: Dwight Bentel Hall 105
Telephone: 408-924-3240 (Voice); 408-924-3229 (Fax)
Phylis West-Johnson, Director
Duane Michael Cheers
Cathy Zongchao Li
Founded in 1936, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is the largest school of its kind in Northern California. In 2012, the journalism program was ranked among the top two in California, and the top 50 in the U.S. It is also nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). We offer undergraduate degrees in advertising, convergence journalism and public relations, and a master’s degree in mass communications. Timely, ethical and responsible visual storytelling utilizing new technologies is the focus in all our degree programs. We offer students access to scholarships, regional and global internships, and competitive prizes unavailable to students in non-accredited programs. Our faculty are experienced multimedia journalists, photographers, writers, graphics designers and advertising, public relations, and social media executives. Our graduates have won six Pulitzer Prizes and excelled in careers as online content producers, publishers, editors, news directors, and communication executives.
Students who wish to change their major at SJSU to one of those offered in the JMC School must fulfill department-specific coursework and GPA requirements as specified on the department website.
CoursesAdvertisingJournalismMass CommunicationPublic Relations