Department of Mass Communication

Gain the skills 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

You can choose from broad coursework tracks in advertising, journalism and public relations in the mass communication major. Students gain practical skills that can be used in a wide range of careers. We also offer a master’s in communication management with research oriented coursework that emphasizes public relations and strategic communication.

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 page of the Towson PR Group, TU PRSSA, and email the Towson Advertising Club, AdFed TUfor 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. These connections and partnerships help students prepare for a successful career in communications. 


Mass communication students can receive credit for internships and independent studies. Learn more about finding an internship.


Through advising, you’ll meet with our faculty and our academic advising coordinator to get the advice you need to stay on track for graduation through the department's academic advising program.

Contact Information

Department of Mass Communication

Media Center, Room 114

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Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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