About This Department

Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Insitution: University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to one of the oldest schools of journalism and mass communication in the United States. The School, as a department within the College of Letters and Science, is part of one of the nation’s finest public universities and enjoys outstanding intellectual resources, teaching and research laboratories, and various sources of research support. UW-Madison ranks fifth in the world for communication and media studies, and the School offers leading doctoral, masters, and undergradaute programs. The School houses the Center for Communication and Democracy, the Center for Journalism Ethics, the Mass Communication Research Center, and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. SJMC faculty run several working research labs, including the Physiology and Communication Effects lab and the Video Game Research Lab. UW-Madison is known for its interdisciplinary, international character, something that is evident through the many affiliations our faculty maintain with other units on campus as well as collaborations around the world.