We are a national leader in Communication and Media Studies providing programs of study at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

40 Years of Excellence and Counting

In September 1978, Carleton welcomed its first class of students pursuing a degree in what was then called ‘mass communication.’ Over the next 40 years, we built a reputation in educational excellence while keeping pace with rapid change. Today we are one of the most diverse and broad-ranging programs in the country, providing students with a strong foundation in a variety of areas within the field of Communication and Media Studies.