Studying Mass Media at Washburn

We live in a society dominated by the media where it is more important than ever to master the art of communication. At the same time, the mass media landscape is changing almost daily. That's why the Washburn University Mass Media program is designed to be flexible and help our students adapt and thrive in an era of rapid transformation.

Washburn's program prepares students to become successful communicators. Our students learn through real-world experience combined with education in the theory, art and practice of communications in today's media.

Our students graduate ready to take their place in a wide range of fields including online, broadcast and print journalism, media analysis, film and video production as well as public relations.

Mass Media: Celebrating 25 Years as a Department

The mass media field is always evolving. Society, culture or technology changes and we change with it. Even the beginning of this department was generated by change. The Department of Mass Media officially began in the spring of 1993. It offered concentrations in broadcast, public relations and journalism. In 1994, the program celebrated its first four official graduates.

In the past 25 years, the department has had eight department chairs who have each made improvements to the curriculum, requirements and technology. Today, the Department of Mass Media offers concentrations in contemporary journalism, creative advertising, film and video, and public relations. Mass media is still an evolving field.

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Information about a minor in mass media

The Major

  • Complete 40 credits of mass media coursework including core requirements, a selected emphasis & electives + a 15-22/hour minor.
Link to information about the minors in mass media

The Minors

  • The department offers three options for a minor in mass media.
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Hands-on Experience

  • We offer lots of opportunities for hands-on experience -- even if you're not majoring in Mass Media.
Information about advising


  • We take pride in providing quality advising  -- helping select the courses and options that are just right for you.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Mass Media Department

Mass Media Department
Henderson Learning Center
3rd Floor; Room 316
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: (785) 670-1836

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