Lorna Sheehan
Lorna Sheehan
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DePaul School of Communication


Located in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, surrounded by high-rise’s and historic buildings, is DePaul University’s School of Communication. It is here that you’ll become a critical thinker — gaining the qualities of independence and objectivity, of discernment and judgment, that are so important to successful communication in work and in life. Our students are well-prepared to succeed in the workplace – and our programs support their professional goals and ambitions.

Extraordinary, hands-on experience

At DePaul, you’ll learn how to craft and deliver messages across a variety of platforms: face-to-face, print, audio, video, the web and social media. You’ll also have opportunities to do that in real-world settings. In fact, each year nearly 300 graduate and undergraduate students intern with companies and major media organizations.

Beyond-the-classroom education

DePaul students can say, “Chicago is our classroom,” as they take advantage of the city’s media market, including the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, three major network newsrooms, the Museum of Broadcast Communication, the Center for New Television, and the Chicago Film Center. They learn not just from the college's distinguished faculty, (which includes leaders from media and business), but also from participation in activities and organization like the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), adVentors, and the DePaul Society of Professional Journalists/Online News Association Student Organization (SPJ-ONA).