The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media has a diverse group of students from the Memphis metropolitan area as well as throughout the United States and abroad. In fall 2018, Journalism and Strategic Media had 367 Bachelor of Arts students in three programs and 30 graduate students for a total of 397 students.
Undergraduate Enrollment by Program
Public Relations: 116
*Note: Journalism enrollment includes students beginning creative mass media concentration, which launches fall 2019.
Graduate Enrollment by Program
Master of Arts: 29
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism: 1
Retention & Graduation
Department of Journalism and Strategic Media faculty and staff have an excellent record of helping students to succeed in our program. In 2014, the Department received special recognition from the College of Communication and Fine Arts for its academic advising. The Department is consistently among the best in the university for its 6-year graduation rate.
Data from the University of Memphis Office of Institutional Research show the percentage of students retained by the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media as they progressed through the program is consistent with the university. Journalism and Strategic Media students tend to graduate in less time than students in other programs in the university.