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Robertson School celebrates reaccreditation

May 6, 2020

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The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) currently accredits 117 programs in the United States and abroad.

The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University received full reaccreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Thereby, the Robertson School remains on the prestigious list of 117 accredited journalism and mass communication programs in the United States and abroad.

ACEJMC evaluates programs on nine accreditation standards every six years. The Robertson School welcomed an ACEJMC site team for a campus visit and program review in 2019. Official notification of the reaccreditation was received earlier this week.

“This accomplishment is the work of many, and would not have been possible without the support of the University,” said Dr. Marcus Messner, interim director of the Robertson School. “I would like to thank President Michael Rao, Provost Gail Hackett, Interim Dean Donald Young of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and of course our faculty and staff for their role in this effort.”

The Robertson School makes its accreditation and assessment information and its accountability data publicly available on this website.

“Being nationally accredited is the hallmark of a strong academic and experiential learning program in our field,” Messner added. “For our students that means the ability to maintain smaller skills classes, to offer innovative curricula, and to help ensure they are well prepared to carry forward in their academic and professional pursuits after graduation.”