There has never been a better time to enter the world of mass media! Here in the New Mexico State University Department of Journalism and Media Studies, you can achieve your degree in a stimulating and creative field of study that will lead to exciting career opportunities in a wide variety of conventional and emerging media industries.


We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies with areas of emphasis in strategic communications (advertising and public relations), broadcasting, multimedia and photojournalism.

The skills you learn as a journalism and media studies major at NMSU can open exciting career opportunities for you in all media fields including a wide variety of online journalism and digital news media.

Our graduates go on to work as reporters, editors, media producers and developers, professional bloggers and vloggers, photojournalists, videographers, communication managers, marketing strategists and media planners, advertising copywriters, account executives and planners, creative directors, graphic designers, social media specialists, content marketing specialists, PR specialists and managers, and strategic communication planners.  

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies also has an internship/practicum program, which provides excellent opportunities for students to gain valuable, real-world media experience.

The NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies: Forty years strong and still passionate about our mission. Turn your passion into action!


New Mexico State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies selected as one of the top 50 in the United States., an online platform designed to make education affordable, effective and engaging, has selected the NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies as No. 45 on its list of Best Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

The news release says, "We considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected New Mexico State University-Main Campus based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more."

NMSU has long been a regional leader in journalism and media studies education. Students may choose emphases in broadcasting, multimedia/photojournalism or strategic communication. Additionally, the department offers minors in journalism and media studies, social media management and strategic communication.

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