Communication in Action

Together, we form a community that emphasizes cultural and historical perspectives and critical race theory in our studies of journalism, strategic communication, film and the digital industries. Through experiential learning, research and creative expression, we're committed to developing media and communication leadership that serve the public good.

Undergraduate Programs

We prepare you for exciting and competitive media careers by offering four majors — film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies or strategic communication (public relations) — and a minor in media, film and journalism studies.

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Graduate Programs

We offer two master's programs: the MA in media and public communication, and the MA in international and intercultural communication. We also offer a graduate certificate in public diplomacy. All options focus on social, economic, digital, legal and public policy implications of traditional and non-traditional media environments.

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"I've had a lot of mentors—great professors, great colleagues—that provide a community and provide me with resources."

Albani Berryhill, Master's in Media and Public Communication, 2023 Learn More About Our Graduate Programs
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An Immersive Media Education

A combination of theory and practical learning puts students in the center of the conversation around today's media landscape, challenging you to develop your skills while exploring the systems that connect us across boundaries and borders. Through internships, travel abroad and experiential learning environments, our students engage with real-world issues of public communication, global mass media and new media technologies. We recognize that communication practices and processes can influence our societies in both positive and negative ways. Through our commitments to community engagement and diversity, we prioritize building relationships of mutuality that allow students and local community organizations to learn from one another so as to address community-defined communication challenges together.


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Study Abroad

Communication and media connect us as a global society. Studying abroad introduces you to media systems and practices around the world.

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Getting Involved

Our students make a difference through initiatives like DU's award-winning newspaper, The Clarion, Rocky Mountain Reverb, DU Media, and Project DU F.I.L.M., as well as in community-engaged research projects with local after school programs and in health and human justice communication initiatives in Haiti, Kenya and throughout Latin America.

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Jobs and Internships

Our outstanding internship program extends classroom learning, from local and regional internships to opportunities across the nation and around the globe.

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When considering my graduate program, I wanted a skill set that I could apply across industries and could grow with me throughout my career. I ultimately decided to enroll at the University of Denver because of its thoughtful approach to instill a strategic approach to communications, small program size and commitment to public service.

Carley St. Clair, MA in Media and Public Communication, 2016
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