Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations: Career Potential

Among 2017-2018 Hofstra graduates of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, 91% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among all 2017-2018 Hofstra University graduates of the Herbert School of Communication who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Outcomes for Individual Majors in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations.

Recent graduates with majors in journalism, media studies, or public relations work at prominent companies and organizations including:

  • Billboard Magazine
  • Counsel on Foreign Relations
  • ESPN
  • FleishmanHillard
  • FOX/ FOX News/ FOX News Radio
  • iHeartMedia
  • Major League Baseball Advanced Media
  • NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Newsday Inc.
  • Telemundo 47
  • The New York Times
  • Viacom Media Networks

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at American University, Boston College, Boston University, Columbia University, New York University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Southern New Hampshire University, Syracuse University, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Of the 1,508 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2017 and May 2018, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 83% of the 17-18 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 39% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.