The Department of Mass Communications

Welcome to the St. Cloud State University Mass Communications Department.

Mark Mills

Mark Mills, Chair
Department of Mass Communications

We have worked hard to become the Midwest's premier mass media program. Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), we are one of only two nationally accredited programs in Minnesota (the other is the University of Minnesota). We also have an impressive job placement rate.

But what we are most proud of is our many regional and national awards, including our 2007 and 2011 Emmys for Best Student Newscast from the American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. We are especially proud of these awards because we were in direct competition with much larger universities like Columbia, Georgia State University, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, Northwestern and UCLA. We also took first place for best newscast in the 2011 BEA competition.

What makes our Mass Communications Department unique is the balance we maintain between the theoretical and the professional. We teach students what they need to know to start their careers and, more importantly, the skills they need in order to remain competitive in a new media environment.

Our professors have a mix of academic and professional credentials with a combined 300 years plus of teaching and professional experience in mass communications.

We stay current with technology and information in this ever-changing media environment. This is vital for us to do so that we may educate our students in the new forms of modern digital media. Our state-of-the-art digital facilities feature the new technologies that help us prepare our students for the high-tech media environments where they will be working.

This means that our graduates enter the workforce as some of the most experienced graduates in the digital media field. They hit the ground running in their entry level positions and are promoted faster than some of their colleagues who have graduated from other universities.  

Whether you want to specialize in public relations, advertising, broadcast  journalism, video production and radio or print journalism, the St. Cloud State University Department of Mass Communications can teach you what you need to know to be a professional modern media specialist.

If that is your goal, then consider joining us as we continue to grow in national recognition, known for its excellence in education and career preparation.

Mark Mills, Chair
Mass Communications Department

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