Department of Journalism Programs

Our journalism program is one of only two universities in Michigan to be accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. As you explore education options, consider these key components that have made Central Michigan University's journalism program outstanding for more than 30 years:

  • Faculty members who are recognized for their professional experiences, having worked for a variety of media organizations and PR and advertising agencies throughout the world, and academic expertise, doctoral or master's degrees.
  • State-of-the-art lab equipped with the latest hardware and software.
  • Opportunities to work with CM Life, the award-winning newspaper for the campus community, and Grand Central e-zine.
  • Internships with state and national media agencies.
  • Involvement opportunities in professional organizations and student affiliates such as the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and the American Advertising Federation.
  • Class sizes small enough for interaction yet large enough to challenge your abilities.

Journalism majors and concentrations

You can fine-tune your journalism major to match your interests by selecting from the following study areas.