About

Mission

The School of Media and Communication is a leader in advancing the role of communication in public life. This mission is pursued by educating students for leadership careers in communication and media, through advancing research and creative activity in these fields, and by serving the public need for free and open communication.

Profile

Temple’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the country. SMC is considered the Philadelphia region’s leading provider of media employees. The school enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs more than 60 full-time faculty members.

In SMC, academic and professional exchanges occur across a number of disciplines. The School offers cross-disciplinary programs in Advertising; Communication Studies; Journalism; Media Studies and Production; and Strategic Communication. Students complete courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Journalism, Master of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy.

Our professors and students are talented, motivated individuals who explore the role of communication in public life through hard news reporting, commercially-oriented media, political and organizational life, and global development. The more than 20,000 alumni include writers at national newspapers such as The New York Times and the Washington Post, top executives in organizations such as NBC News and Universal Music Group, winners of international communication and media awards including eight Pulitzer Prize winners, and scholars at top universities around the world.

We welcome you to this dialogue, and we look forward to your contributions.