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About the 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


Bachelor of Arts


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

Bachelor of Arts

Mass Communication

Bachelor of Science


  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Business & Innovation

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Graduate Programs 


Master of Science

Science Communication

Master of Science

Advanced Graduate Certificate







Our Mission

The School of Communication and Journalism educates the next generations of communication, journalism and media leaders, practitioners, scholars and professionals.

It supports and integrates effective science and health communication research and practice, and explores, defines and strengthens the role of engaged communication in society.

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.

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Enrollment, Graduation & Retention Rates 

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

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