Department of Mass Communication

Gain the tools of communication you need to meet the challenges of the 21st century and learn to communicate with purpose and passion.

About the Department

The Department of Mass Communication is an established leader in the mid-Atlantic region, and provides programs that help students achieve outstanding visual, verbal and written communication skills.

What We Offer

Choose from broad and diverse coursework in advertising, journalism and digital media, and public relations. In addition to theory and research, practical skills are taught that can be used in a wide range of careers. All programs help you become a critical thinker and effective and ethical communicator.

Mass communication student in video lab

Gain Hands-on Experience

Towson University’s media center gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in creating your own productions. Take advantage of the journalism, multimedia, video and audio labs.

Student Groups

Visit the Baltimore Watchdog to read student-produced news stories. Check out the Facebook pages of the Towson PR Group and the Towson Advertising Club for more information on how to get involved in these student groups.

Community Relationships

The department builds and maintains strong relationships with alumni and community leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sectors. Use practical, innovative experiences and partnerships to prepare for a successful communication career. 

News & Events

Attention Pre-Mass Communication Students. The deadline to apply is approaching. Don't wait!    

Applications for full major status are due

Wednesday, December 20, 2018 by 5:00PM

Make sure that you have or will be completing all three screening courses (ENGL 102, COMM 131 and MCOM 101) and that you will meet or exceed the GPA requirements  of 2.75 (B-) combined in the screening courses and 2.75 (B-) GPA overall, before applying. The deadline is fast approaching!

 Applications can be found by clicking here.

Coming this Spring! A Networking Fair.

Towson University's Public Relations Student Society of America and the National Broadcasting Society will hold their annual Spring Networking Fair on Thursday, March 28, 2019.


This event brings together employers from the public relations, advertising, journalism, media, and film professions to connect with Towson University students seeking contacts and internships (spring, summer, fall), part-time, and full-time opportunities in the field.

Where: Towson University, University Union in the Chesapeake Rooms

Time: 5-7 pm: Fair opens for students