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BA-Journalism & Mass Communication

In today’s ever-changing world, we understand that an online learning environment is more effective for some students. That’s why we have created the completely online BA-Journalism & Mass Communication degree.

This program starts in fall 2020 and is best suited for students who have already completed their general education credits or who would be transferring in an associate degree or 60 credits of non-JMC course work. However, any student who has completed at least some college and achieved a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA in that coursework is eligible for admission. 

The BA-Journalism & Mass Communication will provide you with top-notch communication skills that every employer and industry desires. Students will focus on four core facets of curriculum:

  • Writing and content creation
  • Multimedia skills
  • Research and analytics
  • Strategy and execution

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Our customizable curriculum allows you to create a path that is focused on your interests and career goals, taking a combination of writing, multimedia, research and strategy classes filled with projects you can add to your professional portfolio.


Utilize Drake’s new "subscription tuition model" as a budget-friendly option. After selecting the number of course hours per semester, students are given the option to break down their payments into monthly installments.


99% of SJMC undergraduate students launch their career or begin graduate school within six months after graduating from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication.


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The Drake University School of Journalism & Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Fewer than 25 percent of the nation’s approximately 420 undergraduate journalism and mass communication programs have achieved this status.

Drake University is additionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.