School of Communication & The Arts
Shape Your Future with a Communication Degree
It was the Communication Department that made me choose Marist. Throughout my time at Marist, I’ve been able to take classes directly related to my future career and have internships that have really helped me grow as a public relations professional.
Communication Major, Public Relations and Journalism ConcentrationsRead Caroline's Story >
Thanks to Marist, I landed the internship opportunity of a lifetime with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. I worked on and presented a three-year, multistage plan based on bringing e-sports—an untapped demographic—to the stadium. It was a great experience.
Dual Major in Communication and Business Administration, Marketing and Sports Communication ConcentrationsRead Nick's Story >
Marist has brought out the go-getter side of me and its curriculum has allowed me to take so many elective courses where I discovered new subjects and issues I didn't even know I had an interest in. I feel like I've definitely got a better idea of who I am and what career path I want to take.
Communication Major, Journalism Concentration, English Literature and Digital Video Production MinorsRead Paige's Story >
My semester-long internship in New York City got me excited for what lies ahead professionally. All of my experiences at Marist have made me feel really prepared for a career in the administrative side of theatre.
Communication Major, Public Relations ConcentrationRead Quincy's Story >
There were many reasons why I chose Marist – the beautiful campus, the people, the culture, the opportunities that came with a school so close to New York City. Before coming to Marist, I had never used a camera, never produced a video, and never edited a video. I now have the privilege of doing all three for Sports Illustrated, which is such a prestigious company, so I’d say the classes and clubs at Marist prepared me pretty well!
Communication Major, Sports Communication ConcentrationRead Stephen's Story >
At first, I came into Marist as a journalism major, but after having the option of taking PR classes, I fell in love with the field. I believe that Marist gives you time to figure out what you're really interested in before committing. And last semester, with the help of the Communication Internship Center, I was able to intern for SONY Music Entertainment.
Communication Major, Public Relations ConcentrationRead Chelsea's Story >
Industry-Experienced Communication Faculty
On top of a thorough theoretical foundation in communications, all of our faculty come to us with years of industry experience. This allows our Communication students to learn first-hand about their future careers and gain important connections to major institutions in their fields. View all Communication faculty >
Dr. Wenjing Xie is an Associate Professor and Director of the Integrated Marketing Communication graduate program within the School of Communication and the Arts. Her research revolves around the uses and effects of emerging communication technologies. Her work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and books.
Kevin M. Lerner
Dr. Lerner is an Assistant Professor of Journalism here at Marist whose research and interests focus on the intellectual history of journalism through press criticism, satire, and magazines. He has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine.
Dr. Eden specializes in the fascinating area of the “dark side” of interpersonal interactions such as stalking, unrequited love, gossip, dysfunctional relational maintenance, crushes, and cyberbullying. While completing her PhD, she spearheaded a cyberbullying research team that partnered with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Top-Tier Communication Internships
As a Communication student concentrating in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, or Sports Communication, internship experience in your field is an important way to get your foot in the door after graduation. Over 83% of Marist students complete at least one internship, and your internship coordinator and the Center for Career Services will ensure you land the optimal internship to prepare you for your future career. Here are just a few examples of high-profile internship destinations for our Communication students:
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.