Boston University College of Communication (COM) is a communication school within Boston University itself. It was founded in 1947 as the School of Public Relations. The College of Communication is the oldest public relations school in the United States. Today, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in three academic departments: Film and Television; Journalism; and Mass Communication (Advertising, Public Relations, and Communication Studies). The school's journalism and communication programs are highly ranked nationally with its film program ranked 11th by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. The College of Communication building is just blocks from Kenmore Square and Fenway Park.

The College of Communication is home to many of Boston University's most popular student-run organizations, including butv10 (television), WTBU Radio, AdLab, and PRLab. COM also offers special internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and London.

Each summer, the school hosts the Academy of Media Production, a four-week program for high-school students.

Degrees offered

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Bachelor Degrees Offered

  • Communication (Advertising, Public Relations, Communication Studies)
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism (Magazine, Online, Photo, Broadcast, General)
  • Cinema and Media Studies

Master of Arts

  • Emerging Media Studies

Master of Science

  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business and Economic Journalism
  • Science Journalism
  • Mass Communication (Applied Communication Research, Communication Studies)
  • Public Relations
  • Media Ventures
  • Television

Master of Fine Arts

  • Film (Film and Television Studies, Film Production, Screenwriting)

Dual-Degree programs

JD/MS(combining Mass Communication with the School of Law)

MBA/MS (combining Media Ventures with the Graduate School of Management)

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Emerging Media Studies (Starting Fall 2015)

Extracurricular activities

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  • AdClub
  • AdLab
  • butv10
  • PR Lab
  • WTBU Radio


  • The COMmunicator
  • The Comment
  • 201 Magazine

Notable alumni and faculty

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  • Andy Cohen
  • Kevin Burns
  • Bruce Feirstein
  • Ellen Bard
  • Jenna Caiazzo
  • Jerry Crasnick
  • Naoko Funayama
  • Tony Gilroy
  • Richard Gladstein
  • Stan Grossfeld
  • Bonnie Hammer
  • Ted Harbert
  • Peter Ladue
  • Shane McMahon
  • Stephanie McMahon-Levesque
  • Joe Nocera
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • Jean Picker Firstenberg
  • Scott Rosenberg
  • Joe Roth
  • Jeffrey Ross
  • Bob Sarles
  • Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Howard Stern
  • Nina Totenberg
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.
  • Linda Vester
  • William O. Wheatley
  • Rory Albanese


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External links

  • College of Communication website
  • butv10 homepage
  • WTBU Online

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