Department of

Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations

The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University provides students with real-world experience in professional settings combined with education in the theory, art, and practice of journalism and public relations. Our students graduate prepared for careers in online, broadcast and print journalism, information graphics, media analysis, scholarly research, and public relations. With a solid foundation in the liberal arts and courses on news reporting, media ethics, history, law, and public relations, students learn to question, research, and analyze the social, legal, political, historical, and economic factors that influence the media and its impact on society. Students also have access to hundreds of the best internships in nearby New York City, the media capital of the world.

In the Classroom

Our Programs

We offer Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Journalism, Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Public Relations, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

Hofstra’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations offers dynamic courses and out-of-the-classroom experiences.

Your Future

Career Potential

Our students graduate prepared for careers in online, broadcast and print journalism, information graphics, media analysis, scholarly research, and public relations.

About the Department

Highlights of our program include:

  • Full accreditation from the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, distinguishing our department as one of the finest in the country.
  • An award-winning faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who have worked for digital outlets, national and international publications and television stations, public relations and marketing agencies, corporate and nonprofit businesses and institutions, or as consultants and analysts for media-related companies.
  • On-campus learning opportunities for students including the state-of-the-art NewsHub, our converged multimedia classrooms, and our award-winning publications and websites such as The Hofstra Chronicle (Press Club of Long Island winner for Best Student Newspaper).
  • Graduate programs in Public Relations and Journalism.

Learn More

Contact the Department

Our Offices

Location:
Room 322C The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
111 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact:
Phone: 516-463-4873
Fax: 516-463-4866

Department Chair

Professor Jeff Morosoff

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