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Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations: Career Potential

Among 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, 99% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Recent graduates work at prominent companies and organizations including:

CNN
CBS/ CBS News
New York Times
Billboard Magazine
ABC / ABC News
Walt Disney Company
Paramount Pictures
Viacom Media Networks
Northwell Health
Hunter Public Relations
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Brooklyn College Library

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at Harvard University, Columbia University, Syracuse University, Boston University, New York University, Fordham University, George Washington University, and Hofstra University, among others.

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% 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.