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School of Communication and Journalism

Creating a fairer, more just and more rational world through engaging, ethical communication and media

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school of communication and journalismMore than 300 students
30 faculty members, 65 percent of whom have terminal degrees
Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting
Center for News Literacy

Affiliated with:
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Founded in 2006 as the School of Journalism, we were renamed the School of Communication and Journalism in 2021.


Undergraduate Programs

Journalism, BA

Accredited by the Accediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

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Mass Communication, BS

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  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Business & Innovation

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Graduate Programs 

Journalism, MS

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Science Communication, MS

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Advanced Graduate Certificate






Our Mission

The School of Communication and Journalism at Stony Brook University integrates innovative approaches to research, teaching, and public service in communication and journalism, emphasizing efforts that collaboratively address and respond to societal need.

Our Vision

The world's most complex and pressing problems require honest, inclusive, effective, fact-based communication. We envision a world that takes seriously the need for communication across all forms, platforms, and institutions.

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Our Diversity Statement

Stony Brook itself is a highly diverse campus in terms of faculty, staff and students, and the School strives to reflect that diversity and to help shape the future of a profession that will operate in a nation even more diverse than it is today.

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Graduation & Retention Rates 

The School of  Communication and Journalism measures student success following the university's methodology. The following data was prepared by the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness, and is updated annually. 

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