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Students at SBU’s School of Journalism learn to create, disseminate, and consume news and information as ethical reporters, media professionals, and communication experts.

The School emphasizes a hands-on education that will prepare students to succeed in their professional goals and career aspirations. After learning the theories and methods relevant to their area of study, students apply their knowledge and skills in their classes, and engage in professional projects, internships and research opportunities.




Founded in 2006, the Stony Brook School of Journalism is accredited by ACEJMC, the leading accreditation body for journalism and mass communication programs. 

The School's academic programs include: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; in partnership with the Alda Center, SoJ offers the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Communicating Science, and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication in collaboration with the SBU Program in Public Health. 

The School of Journalism is also home to three centers:

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting 

Center for News Literacy

Our Mission

To become one of the outstanding journalism schools in the United States amidst an evolving communications revolution that often makes it harder, not easier, to determine the truth.

Our Vision

To advance the public interest in a dramatically-changing world by educating journalists, public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability.

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 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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