Accredited/Reaccredited

There are currently 117 schools accredited by ACEJMC; 114 are fully accredited (listed below) and 3 are on provisional status. The listing of a unit as accredited or re-accredited indicates that the unit received full accreditation/reaccreditation by ACEJMC. The date of the unit’s most recent review is provided, as well as the distinction of accredited or reaccredited.  Accredited denotes an initial review; reaccredited is self-evident. [In some cases, not all programs within the unit were reviewed; in these instances, the areas reviewed are shown in brackets.]
In addition, the listing provides each accredited unit’s most recent site team review report (2012-13 and thereafter) and the accredited unit’s current student data information (retention and graduation data).

ACEJMC does not rate or rank programs. Some units offer degrees in addition to those listed here. ACEJMC does not accredit programs leading to the Ph.D.

Accreditation evaluations normally are made by ACEJMC at six-year intervals. An asterisk (*) beside a school’s listing indicates that the school has received a one-year delay of its accreditation visit. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Accrediting Council voted to pause all accreditation reviews until the 2021-22 academic year.

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ALABAMA

Auburn University, School of Communication and Journalism,
232 Tichenor Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5206;
Jennifer Adams, director.
[Journalism; Public Relations] B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations.
Tel.: (334)844-2727. Email: adamsj1@auburn.edu

(Reaccredited 2018) 2019-20 Revisit Report;  2017-18 Site Team Report;  2013-14 Revisit Report
Student data information

University of Alabama, College of Communication & Information Sciences,
Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
Mark Nelson, dean.
[Advertising; Public Relations] B.A. Communication;
[News Media] B.A. Communication & Information Sciences;
M.A. Journalism; M.A. Advertising & Public Relations.
Tel.: (205)348-4786 Email: mnelson@ua.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of North Alabama, Department of Communications,
One Harrison Plaza, PO Box 5007, Florence, AL 35632
Butler Cain, chair.
B.A. or B.S. in Mass Communication
with concentrations in Journalism and Digital Media Production; Public Relations.
Tel.: (256)765-4260 Email: bcain1@una.edu
(Accredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information 

ARIZONA

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Kristin Gilger, interim dean.
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication;
B.A. Sports Journalism; M.A. Sports Journalism; M.M.C. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (602)496-5555 Email: kristin.gilger@asu.edu; (undergraduate or graduate) cronkiteinfo@asu.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2017 review:
M.A. in Investigative Journalism

University of Arizona, School of Journalism,
P.O. Box 210158B, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Carol Schwalbe, director.
B.A. Journalism, Specializations in Global Journalism, Digital Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.
Tel.: (520)621-7556 Email: cschwalbe@arizona.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

ARKANSAS

Arkansas State University, School of Media and Journalism,
P.O. Box 1930, State University, AR 72467-0540
Brad Rawlins, director.
B.S. Multimedia Journalism.
Tel.: (870)972-3070  Email: brawlins@astate.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, School of Journalism and Strategic Media,
206 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
Larry Foley, chair.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (479)575-3601 Email: lfoley@uark.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2017-18 Revisit Report; 
 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

CALIFORNIA

California State University, Chico, Department of Journalism and Public Relations,
207 Tehama Hall, Chico, CA 95929-0600
Aaron Quinn, chair.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (530)898-4779 Email: amquinn@csuchico.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

California State University, Fullerton, Department of Communications,
2600 Nutwood Ave., Suite 400, Fullerton, CA 92831
Jason Shepard, chair.
B.A. Communications.
Tel.: (657)278-3517. Email: jshepard@fullerton.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

California State University, Long Beach, Department of Journalism & Public Relations,
1250 Bellflower Blvd., LA4-106, Long Beach, CA 90840
Jennifer Fleming, chair.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations.
Tel.: (562)985-4981 Email: Jennifer.Fleming@csulb.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

California State University, Northridge, Department of Journalism,
18111 Nordhoff St., Mail Code: 8311, Northridge, CA 91330-8311
Linda Bowen, chair.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (818)677-3135 Email: linda.s.bowen@csun.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degree/emphases offered by the accredited unit since its 2016 review:
B.A. Journalism with formal options in Broadcast and Public Relations. 

San Diego State University, School of Journalism and Media Studies,
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4561
Temple Northup, director.
[Advertising; Journalism; and Public Relations] B.A. Journalism; B.A. Journalism, Emphasis in Advertising; B.A. Journalism, Emphasis in Public Relations.
Tel.: (619)594-5450 Email: tnorthup@sdsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information
New emphasis offered by the accredited unit since its 2015 review:
B.A. Journalism, Emphasis in Media Studies.

San Francisco State University, Department of Journalism,
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
Rachele Kanigel, chair.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (415)338-3560  Email: kanigel@sfsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

San Jose State UniversitySchool of Journalism and Mass Communications,
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0055
Phylis West-Johnson, director.
B.S. Journalism; B.S. Advertising; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (408)924-3240 Email: phylis.west@sjsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2015)  2016-17 Revisit Report; 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Journalism,
3502 Watt Way, ASC 303, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
Gordon Stables, director.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations; M.A. Public Relations and Advertising.
Tel.: (213)740-3914 Email: stables@usc.edu 
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

COLORADO

Colorado State University, Department of Journalism & Media Communication,
C-244 Clark Bldg., Fort Collins, CO 80523-1785
Greg Luft, chair.
B.A. Journalism & Media Communication.
Tel.: (970)491-6310 Email: Greg.Luft@colostate.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Colorado, Department of Journalism,
1511 University Ave., 478 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0478;
Elizabeth Skewes, chair.
BA Journalism; MA Journalism.
Tel.: (303)735-0231 Email: elizabeth.skewes@colorado.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report;
Student data information
New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2017 review:
M.A. in Journalism Entrepreneurship

CONNECTICUT

University of Connecticut, Department of Journalism,
365 Fairfield Way, U-1129, Storrs, CT 06269-1129
Maureen Croteau, department head.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (860)486-4221. Email: Maureen.Croteau@UConn.edu

(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

American University, School of Communication,
McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC. 20016
Laura DeNardis, interim dean.
[Journalism; Public Communication] B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations & Strategic Communication;
M.A. Journalism & Public Affairs; M.A. Strategic Communication.
Tel.: (202)885-2058 Email: denardis@american.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

Howard University, Cathy Hughes School of Communications,
525 Bryant St., NW, Washington, DC 20059
Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean.
B.A. Media, Journalism & Film;
B.A. Strategic, Legal & Management Communication.
Tel.: (202)806-769. Email: gracie.lawsonborders@howard.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

FLORIDA

Florida A&M University, Division of Journalism,
Suite 4003, SJGC Bldg., 510 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Wiliam Jiles, director.
B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (850)599-3379. Email: William.Jiles@famu.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2019-20 Revisit Report; 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

Florida International University, School of Communication + Journalism
3000 NE 151 St., North Miami, FL 33181
Brian Schriner, dean, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts.
B.S. Communication.
Tel.: (305)919-5625 or (305)919-5674 (For PRAAC) Email: scj@fiu.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information for Journalism
Student data information for Communication
New degrees offered by the accredited unit since its 2015 review:
B.S. Digital Communication and Media; B.S. Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication.

University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications,
P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
Diane McFarlin, dean.
B.S. Journalism; B.S. Advertising;
B.S. Telecommunication; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (352)392-0466 Email: dmcfarlin@ufl.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of North Florida, School of Communication,
Building 14D, Room 2035, 1 UNF Drive; Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
John Parmelee, director.
B.S. Communication.
Tel: (904)620-3867 Email: jparmele@unf.edu
(Accredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Department of Journalism and Digital Communication,
140 7th Ave. South, PRW 204, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Casey Frechette, chair.
B.A. Digital Communication & Multimedia Journalism; M.A. Digital Journalism & Design.
Accredited Blended Face-to-Face Online Degree: M.A. Digital Journalism and Design
Tel.: (727)873-4850 Email: frechette@usf.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

GEORGIA

Savannah State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications,
P.O. Box 20634, Savannah, GA 31404.
Juliana Maria D. Trammel, interim chair.
B.A. Mass Communications.
Tel.: (912)358-3372 Email: trammelj@savannahstate.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report;
Student data information

University of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Athens, GA 30602-3018
Charles Davis, dean.
[Advertising; Entertainment and Media Studies; Journalism; Public Relations] A.B.
Tel.: (706)542-1704
 Email: cndavis@uga.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of West Georgia, Department of Mass Communications,
1601 Maple St., Carrollton, GA 30118
Bradford Yates, chair.
B.S. Mass Communications.
Tel: (678)839-4938 Email: byates@westga.edu
(Accredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report 
Student data information

ILLINOIS

Eastern Illinois University, Division of Journalism,
600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Ensung Kim, assistant chair for journalism.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (217)581-6003 Email: ekim2@eiu.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Department of Mass Communications,
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1775
Musonda Kapatamoyo, chair.
B.A. and B.S. in Mass Communications.
Tel.: (618)650-2248 Email: mkapata@siue.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Journalism,
119 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801
Stephanie Craft, department head.
B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (217)333-2350 Email: scraft@illinois.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
Student data information

INDIANA

Ball State University, Department of Journalism,
Muncie, IN 47306
Johnny Sparks, chair.
B.A. News; B.A. Advertising; B.S. Advertising;
B.A. Public Relations; B.S. Public Relations; B.A. Journalism Graphics;
B.S. Journalism Graphics; B.A. Magazine Media; B.A. Photojournalism; B.S. Photojournalism.
Tel.: (765)285-8200 Email: bsujourn@bsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degrees offered by the accredited unit since its 2016 review:
B.S. Magazine Media; B.A. Mass Communication; B.S. Mass Communication.

Indiana University, Journalism,
The Media School,
Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
James Kelly, director.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (812)855-1708 Email: kelleyjd@indiana.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

IOWA

Drake University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Room 118, Meredith Hall, 2805 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311
Kathleen Richardson, dean.
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tel.: (515)271-3194 Email: kathleen.richardson@drake.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication,
613 Wallace Road, 101 Hamilton Hall, Ames, IA 50011-4010
Michael Dahlstrom, director.
B.A. Advertising; B.S. Journalism & Mass Communication; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (515)294-4342 Email: greenlee@iastate.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
E305 Adler Journalism Bldg., Iowa City, IA 52242
David Ryfe, director.
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tel.: (319)335-3486 Email: SJMC@uiowa.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report
Student data information

KANSAS

Kansas State University, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
105 Kedzie Hall, 828 Mid-Campus Drive South, Manhattan, KS 66506-1501
Steve Smethers, director.
B.S. and B.A. Mass Communications.
Tel.: (785)532-6890 Email: smethers@ksu.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
Ann M. Brill, dean.
B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (785)864-4755 Email: abrill@ku.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

KENTUCKY

Murray State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications,
114 Wilson Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3311
Allen White, interim chair.
B.A.; B.S. Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Television Production.
Tel.: (270)809-2387 Email: hwhite@murraystate.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Kentucky, School of Journalism and Media,
343 S. Martin Luther King, Blvd., Room 102 Blazer Dining Hall,
Lexington, KY 40506-0042
Jennifer Greer, dean, College of Communication and Information.
[Journalism] B.A. or B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (859)218-0290 Email: Jennifer.Greer@uky.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

Western Kentucky University, School of Media,
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11070, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1070
Ron DeMarse, interim director.
B.A. Broadcasting; B.A. Photojournalism; B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (270)745-4144 Email: ron.demarse@wku.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University, Manship School of Mass Communication,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Josh Grimm, interim dean.
B.A.M.C.; M.M.C.
Tel.: (225)578-1899 Email: jgrimm@lsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

Loyola University New Orleans, School of Communication and Design,
6363 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 201, New Orleans, LA 70118
Lisa Collins, interim director.
B.A. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (504)865-3450 Email: khcollin@loyno.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

Nicholls State University, Department of Mass Communication,
P.O. Box 2031, Thibodaux, LA 70310
James Stewart, head.
B.A. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (985)448-4586 Email: james.stewart@nicholls.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

Southern University and A&M College, Department of Mass Communication,
500 Jesse Stone St., P.O. Box 9770, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Mahmoud A.M. Braima, chair. B.A. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (225)771-5644. Email: mahmoud_braima@subr.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2019-20 Revisit Report2017-18 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Revisit Report
Student data information

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Communication,
P.O. Box 43650, Lafayette, LA 70504-3650
Lucian Dinu, head.
B.A. Public Relations; B.A. Mass Communication-Advertising;
B.A. Mass Communication-Journalism; B.A. Mass Communication-Broadcasting.
Tel.: (337)482-6103 Email: dinu@louisiana.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information
New sequence offered by the accredited unit since its 2018 review:
Organizational Communication.

MARYLAND

Morgan State University, School of Global Journalism & Communication,
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md. 21251
DeWayne Wickham, dean.
B.S. Multimedia Journalism; B.S. Multiplatform Production; B.S. Strategic Communication
Tel.: (443)885-3330 Email: Dewayne.Wickham@morgan.edu
(Accredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism,
2200D Knight Hall, 7765 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742
Lucy Dalglish, dean.
B.A. Journalism; M.A. Journalism; M.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (301)405-8806 Email: dalglish@umd.edu
(
Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information

MICHIGAN

Central Michigan University, Department of Journalism,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
William Dailey, interim chair.
B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Advertising; B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Journalism – Public Relations Concentration.
Tel.: (989)774-3196 Email: jrndept@.cmich.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
Student data information

Michigan State University, School of Journalism,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Tim P. Vos, director.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (517)353-6430. Email: tpvos@msu.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

MINNESOTA

St. Cloud State University, Department of Mass Communications,
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Dale Zacher, chair.
B.S. Mass Communications.
Tel.: (320)308-3293 Email: dzacher@stcloudstate.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report
Student data information

University of Minnesota, School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0418
Elisia Cohen, director.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Strategic Communication:
Advertising and Public Relations.
Tel.: (612)625-1338 Email: ecohen@umn.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
Student data information

MISSISSIPPI

University of Mississippi, School of Journalism and New Media,
Box 1848, 114 Farley Hall, University, MS 38677
Debora Wenger, interim dean.
B.A.J. and B.S. Integrated Marketing Communications.
Tel.: (662)915-7146 Email: drwenger@olemiss.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information

University of Southern Mississippi, School of Communication,
118 College Drive #5121, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Ed Simpson, director.
[Broadcast Journalism; Media Production; News-Editorial Journalism,
Photojournalism, Public Relations & Advertising] B.A. Communication Studies, Journalism,
Media & Entertainment Arts (Film), Public Relations & Advertising; B.S. Communication Studies.
Tel.: (601)266-4258 Email: Edgar.Simpson@usm.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degrees/emphases offered by the unit since 2016 accreditation review:
B.S. Media & Entertainment Arts (Media and Entertainment Arts Management),
Media & Entertainment Arts (Sound & Recording Arts) and Media and Entertainment Arts (Video Arts).

MISSOURI

Southeast Missouri State University, Department of Mass Media,
MS 2775, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Tamara Buck, chair.
B.S. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (573)651-2174 Email: tbuck@semo.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report
Student data information

University of Missouri, School of Journalism,
120 Neff Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
David Kurpius, dean.
B.J. Journalism; M.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (573)882-1908. Email: journalism@missouri.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information
Professional master’s program

MONTANA

University of Montana, School of Journalism,
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
Denise Dowling, director.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (406)243-5250
 Email: denise.dowling@umontana.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

NEBRASKA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Journalism and Mass Communications,
147 Andersen Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
Shari Veil,  dean.
B.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (402)472-3041 Email: veil@unl.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degree offered by the unit since 2016 accreditation review:
B.J. Sports Media and Communication.

NEVADA

University of Nevada, Reno, Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies,
Reno, NV 89557-0310
Al Stavitsky, dean.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (775)784-6531.
Email: ags@unr.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

NEW YORK

City University of New York, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism,
219 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018
Sarah Bartlett, dean.
M.A. Journalism, M.A. Social Journalism
Tel.: (646)758-7822 Email: sarah.bartlett@journalism.cuny.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism,
New York, NY 10027
Steve Coll, dean.
M.S. Journalism; M.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (212)854-6056. Email: kjs2200@columbia.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
Student data information
New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2019 review:
M.S. Data Journalism

Hofstra UniversityDepartment of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations,
111 Hofstra University, 322 Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Hempstead, NY 11549-1110
Jeffrey Morosoff, chair.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Media Studies; B.A. Public Relations.
Tel.: (516)463-4873 Email: Jeffrey.Morosoff@hofstra.edu
(Reaccredited 2014) 2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information
New emphasis offered by the accredited unit since its 2014 review:
Concentration in Sports Media.

New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute,
20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Stephen D. Solomon, director.
B.A. Journalism; M.A. Journalism.
Tel: (212)998-7995 Email: sds1@nyu.edu
(Reaccredited in 2018) 2019-20 Revisit Report;  2017-18 Site Team Report
Student data information

St. Bonaventure University, Jandoli School of Communication,
P.O. Box J, St. Bonaventure, NY, 14778
Aaron Chimbel, dean.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Strategic Communication; M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication.
Accredited Online Degrees: M.A. Strategic Leadership; M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication.
Tel.: 716-375-2520 Email: achimbel@sbu.edu
(Accredited 2017)2018-2019 Revisit Report; 2016-17 Site Team Report;
Student data information

Stony Brook University, School of Journalism,
N4004 Melville Library, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384
Laura Lindenfeld, dean.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (631) 632-7403 Email: laura.lindenfeld@stonybrook.edu
(Accredited 2015) 2014-15 Stony Brook Site Team report
Student data information

SUNY Buffalo State, Communication Department,
1300 Elmwood Ave., Buckham Hall B-120, Buffalo, NY 14222
Deborah Silverman, chair.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Media Production; B.A. Public Public Relations and Advertising.
Tel.: (716)878-6008. Email: silverda@buffalostate.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report2013-14 Site Team Report
Student data information

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications,
215 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244
Mark Lodato, dean.
B.S. Advertising; B.S. Broadcast and Digital Journalism; B.S. Graphic Design;
B.S. Magazine; B.S. Newspaper and Online Journalism; B.S. Photography;
B.S. Public Relations; B.S. Television, Radio, Film;
M.A. Advertising; M.A. Arts Journalism; M.A. Audio Arts; M.A. Media and Education;
M.S. Broadcast and Digital Journalism; M.A. Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism;
M.S. Multimedia, Photography and Design; M.A./M.S. in International Relations/Public Relations;
M.S. Public Relations; M.S. New Media Management; M.A. Television-Radio-Film.
Tel.: (315)443-1909 Email: mlodato@syr.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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Professional master’s program
New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2016 review:
M.S. Communications.

NORTH CAROLINA

Elon University, School of Communications,
2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
Rochelle Ford, dean.
A.B. Journalism; A.B. Strategic Communications; A.B. and B.F.A. Cinema and Television Arts;
A.B. Communication Design; A.B. Media Analytics; M.A. Interactive Media.
Tel.: (336)278-5724 Email: communications@elon.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,
1601 E. Market St., Crosby Hall Room 220, Greensboro, NC 27411;
Gail Wiggins, interim chair.
[Mass Media Production; Multimedia Journalism; and Public Relations]
B.S. Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tel.: (336)334-7900 Email: gwiggins@ncat.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2017-18 Revisit Report;
2015-16 Site Team Report
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hussman School of Journalism and Media,
Campus Box 3365, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365
Susan King, dean.
B.A. Media and Journalism; M.A. Media and Communication.
Accredited online degree:
MADC, Master of Arts in Digital Communication.
Tel.: (919)962-1204 Email: susanking@unc.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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Graduation completion rates

OHIO

Bowling Green State University, Division of Journalism and Public Relations,
306 Kuhlin Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403;
Laura Stafford, acting division director.
B.S.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (419)372-8349 Email: llstaff@bgsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2017-18 Revisit Report
2015-16 Site Team Report
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Kent State University, School of Media and Journalism,
PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Emily Metzgar, director.
B.S. Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tel.: (330)672-2094 Email: emetzga1@kent.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism,
Athens, OH 45701
Eddith Dashiell, director.
B.S.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (740)593-2590 Email: dashiell@ohio.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State University, School of Media and Strategic Communications,
206 Paul Miller Bldg., Stillwater, OK 74078-4053
Craig Freeman, director.
B.S. and B.A. Multimedia Journalism; B.S. and B.A. Sports Media; B.S.; B.A. Strategic Communication.
Tel.: (405)744-6354 Email: freemanc@okstate.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
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University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College,
395 W. Lindsey, Norman, OK 73019
Ed Kelley, dean.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (405)325-1117 Email: ekelley@ou.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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OREGON

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication,
1275 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1275
Juan-Carlos Molleda, dean.
B.A.; B.S. Journalism [Advertising; Journalism; Public Relations].
Tel.: (541)346-3738
 Email: jmolleda@uoregon.edu
(Reaccredited 20182017-18 Site Team Report
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PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications,
201 Carnegie Bldg., University Park, PA 16802
Marie Hardin, dean.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Film-Video; B.A. Advertising/Public Relations;
B.A. Telecommunications; B.A. Media Studies.
Accredited Online Degree: B.A. Advertising/Public Relations-Strategic Communications
Tel.: (814)863-1484 Email: mch208@psu.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
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Shippensburg University, Department of Communication/Journalism,
Rowland Hall 108, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Carrie Sipes, chair.
B.A. Communication/Journalism.
Tel.: (717)477-1432 Email: casipes@ship.edu
(Reaccredited 2017)  2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report
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Temple University, Department of Journalism,
2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
David Mindich, chair.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (215)204-8346 Email: dmindich@temple.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
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SOUTH CAROLINA

University of South Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
800 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29208
Andrea Hickerson, director.
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communications; Master of Mass Communication.
Tel.: (803)777-4979 Email: hickera@mailbox.sc.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
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Winthrop University, Department of Mass Communication,
Rock Hill, SC 29733-0001
Guy Reel, chair.
B.A. Mass Communication; B.S. Integrated Marketing Communication.
Tel.: (803)323-4531 Email: reelg@winthrop.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota State University, School of Communication and Journalism,
Brookings, SD 57007
Lyle Olson, director.
B.A. Journalism; B.S. Journalism; B.A. Advertising; B.S. Advertising;
B.S. Public Relations; M.M.C. Mass Communication.
Accredited Online Degree: M.M.C. Mass Communication.
Tel.: (605)688-4171 Email: Lyle.Olson@sdstate.edu
(Reaccredited 2018)  2017-18 Site Team Report2013-14 Site Team Report
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University of South DakotaMedia & Journalism,
414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Michelle Van Maanen, chair.
B.A. Media & Journalism; B.S. Media & Journalism.
Tel.: (605)677-5477 Email: michelle.vanmaanen@usd.edu or MJ@usd.edu
(Reaccredited 2015)  2014-15 Site Team Report
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TENNESSEE

Middle Tennessee State University, School of Journalism and Strategic Media,
1301 E. Main St., MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
Greg Pitts, director.
B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (615)898-2195 Email: greg.pitts@mtsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
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University of Memphis, Department of Journalism and Strategic Media,
Room 300, Meeman Journalism Bldg., Memphis, TN 38152
David Arant, chair.
B.A. Advertising; B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations.
Accredited Online Degree: B.A. Public Relations.
Tel.:
(901)678-2401 Email: darant@memphis.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Advertising and Public Relations, School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information,
Knoxville, TN 37996-0332
Michael O. Wirth, dean.
B.S. Advertising; B.S. Journalism and Electronic Media; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (865)974-3031 Email: mwirth@utk.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report
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School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Communication,
615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Felicia McGhee, department head.
B.A. Communication
Tel.: (423)425-4400 Email: felicia-mcghee@utc.edu
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report
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TEXAS

Abilene Christian University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Box 27892, ACU Station, Abilene, TX 79699
Kenneth Pybus, chair.
B.A. Journalism; B.S. Journalism; B.S. Advertising/Public Relations; B.S. Multimedia.
Tel.: (325)674-2296 Email: kenneth.pybus@acu.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report;  2014-15 Revisit Report2012-13 Site Team Report;
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Baylor University, Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media,
One Bear Place 97353, Waco, TX 76798-7353
Mia Moody-Ramirez, chair.
[News-Editorial; Public Relations; New Media] B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (254)710-7246 Email: Mia_Moody@baylor.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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Texas Christian University, Department of Journalism,
TCU Box 298060, Ft. Worth, TX 76129
Uche Onyebadi, director.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (817)257-7425 Email: u.onyebadi@tcu.edu
(Reaccredited 2016)
 2017-18 Revisit Report2015-16 Site Team Report
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Texas State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
601 University Drive, Old Main Building 102, San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
Judith Oskam, director.
B.A. Mass Communication; B.S. Advertising; B.S. Electronic Media and Mass Communication; B.S. Journalism; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (512)245-2656 Email: oskam@txstate.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2015 review:
B.S. Digital Media Innovation.

University of North Texas, Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism,
1155 Union Circle, #311460, Denton, TX 76203-5017
Andrea Miller, dean.
[Digital and Print; Broadcast and Digital; Photojournalism; Advertising and Public Relations]
B.A. Journalism; M.A. Journalism; M.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (940)565-2205 Email: andrea.miller2@unt.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism and Media,
300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000), Austin, TX 78712-1073
Kathleen McElroy, director.
B.J. Journalism.
Tel.: (512)471-1845 Email: journalism@austin.utexas.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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UTAH

Brigham Young University, School of Communications,
360 BRMB, Provo, UT 84602-6404
Ed Carter, director.
[Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations] B.A. Communications.
Tel.: (801)422-4340 Email: ed_carter@byu.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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New emphasis offered by the accredited unit since its 2015 review: 
Communications Studies.

VIRGINIA

Norfolk State University, Department of Mass Communications and Journalism,
700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
William Hart, chair.
B.S. Mass Communications (offered in General Broadcast or Journalism).
Tel.: (757)823-2261 Email: wbhart@nsu.edu
(Reaccredited 2017) 2016-17 Site Team Report2012-13 Revisit Report;
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Virginia Commonwealth University, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture,
901 W. Main St., PO Box 842034, Richmond, VA 23284-2034
Marcus Messner, director.
B.S. Mass Communications
Tel.: (804)827-0252. Email: mmessner@vcu.edu
(Reaccredited 2018) 2019-20 Revisit Report2017-18 Site Team Visit
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Washington and Lee University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications,
204 W. Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450
Adedayo Abah, head.
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Strategic Communications
Tel.: (540)458-8434 Email: abahd@wlu.edu
(Reaccredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
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WASHINGTON

University of Washington, Department of Communication,
Box 353740, Seattle, WA 98195-3740
Christine Harold, chair.
[Journalism] B.A. Arts and Sciences.
Tel.: (206)543-2660 Email: charold@uw.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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WEST VIRGINIA

Marshall University, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755-2622
Janet Dooley, director.
B.A. Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Radio/TV Production and Management,
Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Journalism.
Tel.: (304)696-2360 Email: Dooley@marshall.edu
(Reaccredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
New emphasis offered by the accredited unit since its 2015 review: Video Production
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West Virginia University, Reed College of Media,
1511 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26506-6010
Diana Martinelli, dean.
[Journalism, Strategic Communications] B.S.J.
Tel.: (304)293-3505 Email: Diana.Martinelli@mail.wvu.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin – Eau ClaireDepartment of Communication and Journalism,
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Jan Larson, chair.
[Journalism; Integrated Strategic Communication, Advertising;
Integrated Strategic Communication, Public Relations.] B.A., B.S.
Tel.: (715)836-2528 Email: cj.dept@uwec.edu
(Reaccredited 2015)  2016-17 Revisit Report
2014-15 Site Team Report
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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Journalism,
800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-8696
Sara Steffes Hansen, chair.
B.A. Multimedia Journalism; B.S. Multimedia Journalism;
B.A. Public Relations; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (920)424-7147 Email: hansen@uwosh.edu
(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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PUERTO RICO

Universidad Ana G. Méndez — Gurabo Campus, Department of Communications.
PO Box 3030, Gurabo P.R. 00778-303
María Vera Hernández, director of the Communication’s Program.
BA Communications [General Communications; Film Production, Video and Multimedia].
Tel.: (787) 743-7979 ext. 4232 Email: veram1@uagm.edu
(Accredited 2018) 2017-18 Site Team Report
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New degree offered by the accredited unit since its 2018 review:
B.C. Public Relations and Advertising.

* University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, Department of Tele Radial Communication,
PO Box 4010, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00614-4010
José L. Soto Colón, interim director.
B.A. Tele-Radial Communication.
Tel.: 787-815-0000, ext. 3550, 3551 Email: jose.soto6@upr.edu
(Accredited 2013) 2012-13 Site Team Report
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New emphases offered by the accredited unit since its 2013 review:
Strategic Communication; Digital Photography; Digital Cinema; Broadcast News;
Media Production and Direction; Multimedia

University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, Communication Department,
Box 860 – Humacao, Puerto Rico 00792
Hector R. Pinero Cadiz, chair.
B.A. Communication Technologies.
Tel: 787-850 9334 Email: hector.pinero@upr.edu
(Accredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report
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University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, School of Communication,
10 Ave. Universidad #1001, San Juan, PR 00925-2530
Haydeé Seijo Maldonado, acting chair.
[Information & Journalism, Audiovisual Communication,
Public Relations & Advertising] B.A. in Communication.
Tel.: (787)764-0000, ext 85301 Email: haydee.seijo@upr.edu
(Accredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report
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INTERNATIONAL

American University in Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication,
PO Box 28282, Dubai, U.A.E.
Elissa Khoury Ayoub, associate dean.
BCIS Journalism; BCIS Digital Production and Storytelling.
Tel.: +971 4 399 9000
 Email: eayoub@aud.edu
(Accredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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Anahuac University, School of Communication,
Av. Universidad Anáhuac 46, Col. Lomas Anáhuac, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico CP52786
Carlos Cienfuegos, dean.
B.A. Communication.

Tel.: (55) 562 702 10, 8222 Email: carlos.cienfuegos@anahuac.mx
(Accredited 2015) 2014-15 Site Team Report
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Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Department of Media and Digital Culture,
CIAP 205, Tecnológico de Monterrey – Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.
María Leticia Flores-Palacios, director.
B.A. Communication & Digital Media; B.A. Journalism & Media Studies. 
Tel.: 
(52)8183 582000, ext. 4550/4551 Email: lflores@tec.mx
(Reaccredited 2020) 2019-20 Site Team Report2013-14 Site Team Report
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Massey University, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing,
Auckland, Palmerston North & Wellington, New Zealand.
Stephen Croucher, head.
[Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication, Public Relations]
Bachelor of Communication; Master of Journalism.
Tel.: 64(0)4 801-5799 ext. 63578 Email: s.croucher@massey.ac.nz
(Accredited 2016)
2015-16 Site Team Report
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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Comunicaciones,
Alameda 340, 5 piso, Santiago, Chile
Eliana Rozas, director, School of Journalism.
Social Communication degree (Licentiatura); Professional degree in journalism.
Tel.: 011-56-22-354-2016 Email: erozas@uc.cl

(Reaccredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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Qatar University, Department of Mass Communication,
Doha, State of Qatar.
Kamal Hamidou, department head.
B.A. Mass Communication
Tel.: 00974-4403-4883 Email: kamal.hamidou@qu.edu.qa
(Accredited 2019) 2018-19 Site Team Report2012-13 Site Team Report
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University of Sharjah, College of Communication,
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Essam Nasr, acting dean.
B.A. in Communication (Journalism) in Arabic; B.A. in Communication (Radio and Television) in Arabic;
B.A. in Communication (Graphic Design & Multimedia) in Arabic;
B.A. in Mass Communication – in English; B.A. in Public Relations in Arabic.
Tel.: 971-6-505-3611. Email: eselim@sharjah.ac.ae
(Accredited 2016) 2015-16 Site Team Report
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Zayed University, College of Communication and Media Sciences;
Academic City, Al Ruwayyah, P.O. Box 19282, Dubai, U.A.E.
Dwight Brooks, dean. B.S. Communication and Media Sciences.
Tel.: 971 2 5993428. Email: dwight.brooks@zu.ac.ae
(Accredited 2015)
2014-15 Site Team Report
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