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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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Comm Studies Alumni in the News!

Journalist, activist and Global Health Corps Fellow Jaimee Swift, a Comm Studies Alumni, appeared on RT to discuss the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan


Read The Owlet, A Student Magazine, Written by CSMT Students!

Lambda Pi Eta-Alpha Beta Upsilon Chapter to Receive Rookie Chapter of the Year Award

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Communication Studies Student to Attend Honors Research Conference

“It was such a great feeling to have my academic work acknowledged at such a high level”

Learn More about NYC Study Away Programs-Program Deadline April 15th!

Spend your Summer in New York City!
Spend your Summer in New York City!
Apply now for the 2016 Summer Study Away in NYC!
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Explore New York This Summer!
Explore New York This Summer!
Students study New York institutions and communities all summer long, guided by Dr. Scott Gratson, head of the Communication Studies Department
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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.

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TRANSFER STUDENTS: Use The New Transfer Equivalency Tool!

 Comm Studies Covers Hip-Hop

Current student Aaron Ball sat down with C.R.I.M.E. (Conscious Rebels Inspiring Modern Enlightenment), a local hip-hop duo from Philadelphia, for a short interview.

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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