Learn About the Admissions Process

Learn how to apply for admission to the UofM.

Schedule a Visit

Tours offered weekdays at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm.

True Blue Tiger

We want YOU to be a Tiger.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Apply for assistance and academic scholarships.

Undergraduate Applications

Spring Deadline: Dec 15

Get an early start on your application.

Graduate Applications

Step Up: Start a Masters or PhD today.

Law Applications

Fall 2016 Deadline: Mar 16

Experience Memphis Law.

International Applications

Spring Deadline: Dec 15

Receive a world-class education.

"Most proud of my accomplishment of graduating with a degree in accounting in three years with Summa Cum Laude and Honors."

Photo of Rachel Prince


Register for classes or edit your schedule.

Student Services

Experience college life beyond the classroom.

Student Organizations

Get engaged. Get involved. Experience more.

Majors and Minors

Find your calling with over 50 degree programs.

Course Schedule

View class offerings for the current and upcoming terms.

Academic Calendars

Mark your calendar for start days, breaks and final exams.

Academic Support Services

Improve your academic success.

Lambuth Campus

Advancing the University's mission in West Tennessee.

"Continue to positively impact American education so every student recieves optimal teaching and learning, every day."

Photo of Laura Jane Link

eNews and Signup

Stay up-to-date with the UofM.

Parent and Family Events

Join us for events held just for you!


Have a question? We have answers!

Connect With Us

We are here to help you help your student.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We can help your student attend the UofM.

Student Services

Resources to help your student succeed.

Campus Card

Add money to your student's card for books and food.

Give to UofM

Your gift to the Parent Fund makes the UofM a better place.

"Being the first one in my family to attend college."

Photo of Lucas Keenan Hefner

Join Now

Be True Blue and join the Alumni Association.

Update Your Information

Receive University updates and the Memphis magazine.

Clubs and Chapters

Get involved and stay connected to the UofM.

Make a Gift

Your contribution can make a difference.

Lambuth Chapter

Lambuth Graduates: Reconnect with fellow alumni.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

Photo Gallery

View annual collections of the Alumni Association Photo Gallery.


Stay up-to-date with Memphis Matters.

"To work with a non-profit organization that will allow me to utilize my servant leadership skills and caring ability to further enhance the socioeconomic needs of both domestic and foreign citizens."

Photo of Jade L. Anderson

Veterans Resource Center

Supporting the transition from military life to civilian life.

Veterans Benefits and Certifications

Learn about Veterans Educational Benefits and Certifications.

Get Credits Toward your Degree

Receive college credit for military experience, skills, and training.

Online Degree Programs

Top provider of more than 50 online degree programs.

Jurnee Taylor, Gus Carrington and Dr. Tom Hrach at ZDF Television headquarters in Mainz, Germany.
National News Engagement Day
FOX 13 visit
Shane Ryan Skypes into sports writing class

Journalism and Strategic Media:
Training tomorrow's media innovators

Our programs prepare students for careers in advertising,journalism, public relations and visual media. The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media offers hands-on training by faculty members with professional experience on the cutting edge of digital media. Our undergraduate media programs are accredited by national accrediting bodies—the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and Public Relations Society of America, for the public relations major. We also offer an on-campus and online graduate program with emphases in integrated strategic media, news and storytelling, visual media and mass media research.

Real-world education

We provide hands-on training to future media professionals not only to succeed in the current industry but also to innovate the field into the future. Students in our majors gain real-world experience through our in-class instruction and internship and practicum programs, which makes our students highly competitive in the ever-changing media job market. During their time at U of M, our students work with local and national firms and outlets to hone their journalism and strategic media skills. Our graduates work in various media outlets from advertising and public relations agencies to legacy newspapers and from major non-profit organizations to online media startups.

Innovative curriculum

We know the media world is an ever-changing industry innovation, in the field and in our curriculum, is the key to future success. That's why our curriculum is designed to offer students the most up-to-date and inventive educational experience possible. Our curriculum reflects the converged media environment we live in with classes focused on social media engagement, multimedia production, crisis communication, sports journalism, branding, analytics and evaluation, audience analysis and segmentation, for example.

Our Undergraduate Majors


Students learn to write and design ads, conduct market research, buy media and create campaigns working with real-life professional clients.


Students develop skills for 21st century reporting while focusing on writing, digital media and broadcasting in our multiplatform curriculum.

Public Relations

Students learn to be the link between organizations and publics through writing, publishing and strategic planning skills.

Our Graduate Program

We offer four emphases in our master's of art in journalism and strategic media program. Students are able to select the emphasis that most meets their professional and academic goals. Students may choose one of our professional emphases—news and storytelling, integrated strategic media or visual media to gain hands-on experience in one of those areas to further their current media career or to gain entrance into the field. Student may also choose the mass media research emphasis, designed to help the student to eventually pursue a doctorate degree in a related field.

Graduate emphases:

News and Storytelling

Reporting, Editing, Multimedia, Entrepreneurship
News is exciting, interesting and important happenings that affect people's lives. The courses students take help them become writers, photographers social media/web publishers.

Integrated Strategic Media

Advertising, Public Relations, Branding, Social Media
ISM courses prepare students to perform a variety of skills applicable to advertising and public relations. You will improve your writing, editing, visual media learn about audience research and messaging strategies.

Visual Media

Design, Layout, Photography, Multimedia
Visual Media courses teach the tools of mass communication, including photography, videography design, to reach an audience with a message.

Mass Media Research

Research and theory of mass communication
Students especially interested in research or in eventually pursuing a doctorate will complete a thesis and focus their coursework in theory and research about mass communication.

We Want to Hear from You

Whether you are a future media professional, an alumnus of the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, or someone just looking for more information, we hope you will take the time to explore our website, follow us on social media or visit the department in person. We can't wait to meet you.