Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
About the University
About the Dean
About the School
Academic and Research Units
Academic Policies and Procedures
Undergraduate Programs
Master of Communication and Media Program
Master of Health Communication and Information
Master of Information Program
Ph.D. Program in Communication, Information, and Media
Professional Development Studies
Faculty and Administration
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
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About the School
The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a dynamic center of learning at the heart of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick College Avenue campus. Founded in 1982 with the merger of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, the School of Communication Studies, and the Department of Urban Journalism, SC&I research and teaching focuses on organizational communication, social and new media, library and information science, journalism and media studies, information technology, and health communication and information. The school's competitive and renowned programs prepare students for top careers in today's digital environment.

The school leads the university in the study of communication, information, and media processes, organizations, and technologies as they shape and define individuals, societies, and the relationships among them. Rapidly expanding communication and information technologies are drawing these distinct but allied fields closer together while, at the same time, extending beyond them and exerting a major influence on our society and its economic and cultural endeavors. As a community of scholars and teachers SC&I is committed to educating individuals who will make lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study and professional practice of communication, journalism and media, library and information science, and to society at large.

Fast Facts
  • Close to 75 full-time faculty members in three departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Library and Information Science
  • About 160 part-time faculty members, most of whom are highly accomplished communication, information, and media professionals working in the metropolitan area
  • Over 2,300 undergraduate students pursuing one of three undergraduate majors:  communication, information technology and informatics, journalism and media studies
  • Over 600 students in two undergraduate minors: digital communication, information, and media; and gender and media
  • Over 650 students--both on campus and online--in three master's programs:  communication and media, health communication and information, and information
  • Over 90 doctoral students
  • On-site and online continuing education classes available
  • Over 27,000 alumni
  • Tuition is competitive with the top 10 national programs in these disciplines 
  • Located less than 40 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia 
  • Faculty and students win national and international awards every year from scholarly and professional associations
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