Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Communications

The College of Communications at Penn State offers a master’s degree in media studies and Ph.D. in mass communications. Our curriculum allows students to design a program of study tailored to their interests, choosing from an array of classes each semester that explore theory and cutting-edge research methods in mass communication.

Students work closely with advisers and faculty committees in choosing coursework to support and expand their expertise. Doctoral students are provided mentorship and experience in classroom teaching.

Educational Offerings



  • Business: Communications, Public Speaking & Public Relations


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