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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.

Football and Communication Studies: Temple Owls Share Their Experiences

Left to right: Matthew Ioannidis, John Loughery, Scott Gratson, and Colin Thompson. Photo courtesy of Scott Gratson.

Senior Communication Studies student Matt Ioannidis plays defensive line, and is one of the more recognizable names on the Temple roster. He uses his Communication studies knowledge in the field. “Being a leader on the team carries over into the classroom, it helps with the ability to interact with people in class on projects and do whatever I can,” he said. “I think being a CMST [Communication Studies] major helps a lot with the leadership role, being able to effectively communicate with young guys on the team.”

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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.

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Comm Studies Moving Up in the Ranks!

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This in from a national polling firm, College Factual: We moved up in rankings for our undergraduate programs in Communication! We’re top ten– and, for the second time in a few days, beating Penn State. Learn more about the Communication Studies program here!
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