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Our program is designed to have students study exactly what interests them.

Student Studying
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The Communication Studies Program proudly allows students to explore their own style of experiential learning through internships, research, and fellowships.

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Temple University School of Media and Communication - Communication Studies Program

Greetings from the Communication Studies office!

On behalf of the Communication Studies office, thank you for your interest in attending Temple University! We encourage interested students to explore our website to learn more about the program.  For more information, “like” us on Facebook or email Dr. Scott Gratson, Program Director at

The Communication Studies Program is a unique major giving students exposure to fields throughout the School of Media and Communication.  The interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in an increasingly converging media world.   While students enjoy a great amount of flexibility in class choices, they can also specialize their course of study through several different tracks available.  Students also have the option to earn a Major of Distinction and complete advanced major requirements through SMC Study Away Programs.  Recent graduates and current students have been placed in graduate and law school, media outlets and publications, and governmental organizations.


Student Projects

Michael Busza winning an Emmy
Michael Busza (center) winning an Emmy

Michael C. Busza, a resident assistant and double major in communications and English, has been named the first recipient of the MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship, created last month to recognize a student’s efforts to further inclusion at Temple.

Nadia OuazziCommStudies major Nadia Ouazzi is working with Temple University to minimize food waste and hunger throughout Philadelphia. Read more about ongoing campus food donation here.
Daharis Pesantez
(photo by Ethan Schwartz)

Daharis Pesantez is the first Communication Studies student to be accepted into the Major of Distinction program. Together with her passion for social change and love of NYC, Pesantez will be studying how urban planning can facilitate communication and ultimately lead to social change.

NEW Incoming Student Mentorship Program

To all incoming Temple University students enrolled or interested in pursuing Communication Studies: Two of our communication studies freshmen, Sean Hawkins and Tyler DeVice, have created a mentorship outreach program to help assist incoming students in their transition into college. They are available to answer any questions you might have about entering the Communication Studies program.

Learn More

Tyler and Sean
Lambda Pi Eta’s participation in the Morris Home Collection Drive has been recognized by the Temple News:

Collection drive serves the underserved

Where are our alumni now?

Pesantez follows her dreams all the way to South Korea

Alumni Page

ECA group

Students at ECA Conference

Organized by Julie Seidman, comm studies students acted as volunteers at this years annual ECA conference at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Old City. Students and athletes worked to assist with roles pertaining to social media and also helped to keep the conference running and were ready to help wherever they could. Learn about the Eastern Communication Association.