Our nationally recognized programs will prepare you to become a professional storyteller, communicator, problem-solver, and leader. Within a welcoming community, you’ll learn from dedicated faculty in the classroom while building your skills through immersive, real-world projects in the field. Start your journey with us today.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Ball State’s bachelor’s degree in journalism provides a comprehensive, hands-on learning environment for mastering the art of storytelling through all types of media: print, video, audio, graphics, social, blogs, apps, and more. Learn more.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism Education

Ranked among the best programs in the country, Ball State’s bachelor’s degree in journalism education provides a strong foundation in journalism knowledge combined with practical teaching and advising skills for middle and high school grade levels. Learn more.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising

Channel your enthusiasm and creativity into a field that lets you bring a brand story to life across TV, radio, the Internet, social media, and all other channels. Our degree prepares you for careers in account management, creative development, and media planning. Learn more.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations

Learn how to strategically bridge a brand with its audience, serving as its spokesperson and chief champion. Whether representing individuals or corporations, you’ll know how to shape your clients or employers’ narratives through social media, media relations, event planning, and more. Learn more.

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Digital Media Minor

No matter your career, Ball State’s minor in digital media will prepare you to become an outstanding digital storyteller. This interdisciplinary program teaches the basic theoretical, conceptual, and practical skills needed to build and tell stories in a digital environment. Learn more.

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Journalistic Storytelling Minor

Open to all majors, Ball State’s minor in journalistic storytelling is the perfect way to enhance your studies in another department with a journalism skill set. This minor will prepare you to create content for print, web, or broadcast media outlets. Learn more.

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Sports Studies Minor

Enhance your journalism or telecommunications major with a sports studies specialization. In addition to grounding you in sports writing and specialty reporting, this minor will equip you to understand sports law, finance, communication, and governance and prepare you for a career in sports broadcasting, sports reporting, or sports sales, promotions, and marketing. Learn more.

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Strategic Communications Minor

Open to all majors, this minor provides a strong grounding in the fundamentals of strategic communication in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings. Learn more.
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Master of Arts in Journalism

Whether you’re a working journalist looking to expand your skillset or a recent college graduate aiming to give your career a big boost, Ball State’s graduate program in journalism is the perfect fit. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Public Relations

Certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), our master of arts in public relations will position you for success in the exciting, high-demand field of strategic communications. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Emerging Media Design and Development

With Ball State’s master of arts in emerging media design and development, you’ll learn how to plan, develop, deploy, and test communication designs and storytelling across digital platforms. Learn more.

Journalism License Addition

For current and post-baccalaureate students with a major in a secondary teaching license area outside of journalism (e.g. English education, social studies education, theater education, etc.), this 15-hour program prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Indiana journalism-licensing exam for grades 5-12. Coursework can be completed on campus, online, or a blend of both. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Emerging Media and Visual Reporting

Further your journalism career with our five-course, online program. You’ll study advanced media technology and digital storytelling techniques for visual reporting. Upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in journalism. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Literary Journalism

Develop innovative narrative skills that employers demand in the rapidly evolving media environment. Upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in this five-course, online certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in journalism. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications

Perfect for managers, administrators, and other business professionals, this five-course program will help you sharpen your skills in marketing, communications, community affairs, and media relations. You can earn this certificate online, on campus, or a blend of both. Additionally, upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in public relations. Learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Education Communications

Working as a school administrator, teacher, or coach often means needing to communicate with not only entire schools, but the public community at large. Our five-course certificate—offered online, on campus, or a blend of both—will teach you the fundamentals of public relations while tailored to your career field’s unique needs. Additionally, upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in public relations. Learn more.