If you want a career in journalism or strategic communications, you need a strong foundation of professional knowledge, values and skills.

We provide this footing through:
  • outstanding classroom instruction
  • student media, agencies and organizations
  • immersive learning projects
  • internships

Employers want you to have critical thinking and problem solving skills. They want you to tell good stories across many different media. Today’s professionals in journalism, advertising, and public relations need to use data and analytics to engage audiences and create compelling content.

Ball State’s journalism and strategic communications faculty and staff embrace these challenges and changes. We can prepare you to be a leader, whether you are an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or you are seeking a non-degree certificate.

Undergrad journalism


Graduate journalism

Our creative approaches to journalism and strategic communications allow you to quickly gain experience (starting in your first semester) through immersive learning projects, student groups, and impressive facilities.

We offer you the flexibility to earn your Journalism or PR graduate degree online, on campus, or in a blended format. We also offer certificates if you seek a program that sharpens your skills while requiring less time.