Mass Communications and Design

Through faculty mentoring, state-of-the-art equipment, multiple internship opportunities, and student media outlets such as MCN 87, the student television station, Cougar Radio, The Highlander student newspaper, and Service by Design, the department's public relations and design group, students become career-ready. Moreover, student media workers win prestigious awards for their work most every year.

Mass Communications and Design graduates are not only getting noticed, they are getting jobs in their field. Graduates are working right now in:

  • Emmy-winning video work at MLB Network (major league baseball);
  • Marketing research at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh; and
  • Marketing at Solar Innovations in Pine Grove, PA.
  • Others are working in sports communications, sports journalism, public relations, graphic design, and advertising; and serving as news producers, directors and photographers — video and still.
  • One of our graduates recently wrapped up work on the major motion pictures "Creed" and "Bridge of Spies."

Visit us today — and learn to succeed.

Download our Fall 2018 newsletter for more student success stories.

Learn about our Scholarship for Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Student Keystone Awards competition participants

Email Department Chair, Dr. Melissa Sgroi, for more information.

Award-Winning Students & Faculty

MU Awards


Sean Lynch

"Deciding to attend Misericordia’s Mass Communications and Design program was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What I love most about the program is that you become immediately involved in their extracurricular activities as a first-year student. My first year, I was a staff writer for the newspaper, a radio sports broadcaster, and I hosted a TV show!

My experiences in the program have landed me internships with ESPN Radio, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Now that I am a graduate, I will be returning to the Phillies as a freelancer, working alongside their TV broadcast crew. I am incredibly grateful for everything that this program has done for me, not only academically, but personally as well."

~ Sean Lynch ‘18
B.A. Mass Communications and Design

Admissions Requirements

The minimum criteria for admission into the Mass Communications and Design program as a freshman student are:
  1. Class rank in the top half of the high school graduating class and/or a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
  2. Minimum combined SAT score of 850 for Critical Reading and Math (combined) if taken prior to March 5, 2016, or 930 if taken after March 5, 2016. In lieu of the SAT, ACT results may be presented with a minimum required composite score of 18
Successful transfer applicants will typically hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 2.0, having completed at least 15 college credits, and have a proven record of success in high school.

Please note the above listed requirements are general, and that each application is looked at thoroughly, taking into account individual grades, academic rigor, and other factors.
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