The mission of the School of Media and Communication is to provide leadership in advancing the role of communication in public life. This mission is pursued through the training of students for leadership careers in communications and media, through advancing research and creative activity in these fields, and through serving the public need for free and open communication.


Temple’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) ranks among the largest, most comprehensive schools of communications in the country, and is considered the Philadelphia region’s leading provider of media employees. The school enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs 56 full-time faculty members.

Here at SMC, academic and artistic exchanges occur between and among a wide variety of disciplines. The School offers cross-disciplinary programs in advertising; communication studies; journalism; media studies and production; and strategic communication. Students complete courses of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy; Master of Arts; Master of Journalism; Master of Science; or Bachelor of Arts.

Our professors and students are a group of talented, motivated individuals who are exploring the role of communication in public life through hard news reporting and commercially-oriented media. The more than 20,000 alumni include writers at national newspapers such as The New York Times and the Washington Post, top executives at NBC News and Universal Music Group, seven Pulitzer Prize winners and academics at top institutions around the globe.

We welcome you to this dialogue, and we look forward to your contributions.