Why Robertson?

You found us. That's the first step. Here's why you can stop searching for mass communication schools.

We make excellent storytellers and confident communicators. We turn ambition into action and elevate dreamers into media professionals who go on to have amazing careers. That's not just 10-cent marketing copy. Go check the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates — they're impressive.

When you're done exploring your options for mass communications programs, we know you'll come back to us. We're big enough to get you where you want to go, and small enough to know your name. We're different. Different is good.

Ready to start your career in the media industry? Let us show you how.

Check out the academic options offered by the Robertson School.


Emily Richardson is one of 29 fellows selected for Carnegie-Knight News21, a national reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

April 5, 2024

Class of 2024: As part of journalism’s next generation, Emily Richardson is ready to ask the tough questions

The mass communications major already has her first post-VCU assignment: a prestigious reporting fellowship.

TikTok’s algorithm makes the platform stand out, said Joshua Smith, an assistant professor in VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Cultured, with its For You Page bringing users closer to the stuff that matters to them most. (Getty Images)

March 29, 2024

Potential TikTok ban is a high-stakes threat for its young user base and beyond, VCU professor says

The Robertson School’s Joshua Smith hopes lawmakers consider other approaches amid security concerns tied to the social media app.

During a visit to campus, VCU alum Aaron Gilchrist, White House correspondent for NBC Universal, detailed the rewarding, unpredictable work of being a journalist. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

March 22, 2024

VCU alum and NBC White House correspondent Aaron Gilchrist shares insight with students

Returning to campus for a Q&A, the 2003 mass communications graduate touches on the ongoing value of journalism and its engaging mix of stress and fun.

Robertson Spotlight


Collaboration and sharing are at the core of our mission.

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VCU Mass Communications Graduate Program Info Sessions

Date: Monday, Apr 22, 2024

Learn about the graduate programs offered by Robertson School of Media and Culture.