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Mass Media

The Mass Media program offers students the opportunity to study the developing communication of the 21st century. This program is designed for students who are interested in studying the theory and practice of the media, especially radio, television, and the internet.

Why Study Mass Media?

Mass communication is the process that begins when someone observes what is happening, analyzes and interprets that information and transmits it to an audience through a variety of media. The mass media industry may be roughly divided into six basic areas of endeavor; advertising, public relations, journalism, information, entertainment, and research.

Application Information

Attend a School of Communication information session.

Meetings are held periodically to help students learn more about the School of Communication offerings and application process. Attendance at one information session during the application period in which you apply is required for consideration of becoming a major or minor in the School of Communication. All information sessions are held in Fell Hall, room 446. See the School of Communication's admissions page for more information.

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Application Period

Applications always accepted.

If you are interested in a Mass Media minor, contact the Department Office at (309) 438-3671.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Elizabeth Chupp  Fell 450  elchupp@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-7080