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Launch your career in media at the Cronkite School

The undergraduate degrees at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of the nation’s best journalism schools, offer a skills-focused, hands-on journalism and mass communication experience that prepares you for a career in media. Apply now to secure your spot for Fall 2021! No test scores required.

Not your average journalism school

During your time at the Cronkite School (in person, remote or in the field), you’ll get to experience the exciting aspects of traditional journalism. The school also offers areas of study that you may not think of when you think journalism school. Anchor the news on live TV in our Cronkite News program. Get real agency experience in executing digital advertising campaigns in the Digital Audiences Lab. Work with your favorite media outlets to get your clients featured in the Public Relations Lab. Cronkite is one journalism school with hundreds of experiences and career paths to choose from.

Dreaming of working at your favorite fashion magazine? Have your sights set on a career in social media strategy? Cronkite’s in-house career services team connects students to internships, recruiters and professional experiences and internships before graduating.

The Cronkite Career Services team places nearly 500 students in internships at more than 225 companies both locally and around the country including national media organizations such as NBC, CBS, CNN, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times and ESPN to name a few. Students also get extensive career preparation that includes coaching in preparing their resumes, interviewing and networking.

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Get involved on day one

First-year students who meet the Cronkite School’s admissions requirements pursuing their journalism degree immediately, taking classes that include a news reporting and writing course and an optional elective in studio production during the very first year.

First-year students also can participate in a range of student media reporting opportunities that include the campus radio station, digital news organizations and broadcast extracurricular activities.

More about the Cronkite School

Classes are taught in a $71 million, state-of-the-art journalism building that has the most sophisticated technology found anywhere in the country. And because the school is located in downtown Phoenix, the nation’s sixth-largest city and 13th-largest media market, students are within walking distance of dozens of media outlets where they complete internships and connect with professionals.

Students have the opportunity to participate in Cronkite’s distinctive professional programs, which include a live newscast on PBS, news bureaus in Phoenix and Washington D.C., a sports broadcasting bureau in Los Angeles, an investigative journalism fellowship program, an innovation lab and a public relations agency.