Department of Journalism and Public Relations

Our innovative, flexible journalism program gives you the freedom to pick most of your major courses. You can also choose a second major or minor and take an internship to tailor your degree to the kind of career you want.

Your professors will help you master the craft of writing, developing your expertise in putting great stories together quickly to fit any kind of media. They'll help you find opportunities and internships that can set your resume apart at graduation. Each student decides, with an advisor, what directions his or her education will take.

Dean's List

Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean's List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass/fail) coursework.

Spring 2019 University Commencement

* May 11, 2019 - May 21, 2021
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Additionally, the Journalism and Public Relations Department spring commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Waller Hall (Main Stage.) Contact Lee Vest at 724-357-4411 for additional information.

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Students Add Book Author/Contributor to Résumé with Help of IUP Faculty

Department of Journalism and Public Relations faculty member Erick Lauber co-authored Your Kid’s World Today, Parenting One Step Ahead with May 2020 journalism and public relations graduate Katie Mest.

Journalism and Public Relations Department's Graduates Honored in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Journalism and Public Relations Department honored their graduating seniors with family and friends via Zoom. All are invited to view the recording.

Journalism and Public Relations Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The Journalism and Public Relations Department will celebrate its May/August graduates’ commencement at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, via Zoom. Family and friends are encouraged to join us as we extend our warmest congratulations to our deserving graduates.

Journalism/PR Students and Professor Attend WSJ Digital Student Summit

Three IUP Journalism and Public Relations students and a faculty member attended the Wall Street Journal’s Digital Student Summit April 24 and participated in a question-and-answer chat session with students from across the United States.

LIFE Without Drugs Team Sponsors IUP Basketball Games

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s “Life Without Drugs” team sponsored the IUP women’s and men’s basketball games on February 29th and March 4th.