The degree is administered through Murrow College. We do not outsource teaching, advising, or administration of the program. All courses are designed and delivered by Murrow College faculty housed on the Pullman campus or our branch campuses.
- More than 16 full-time faculty teach in the program
- Approximately 50% of faculty are published PhD scholars with expertise in ethics, persuasion, research methods, health communication, advertising, and media literacy
- The other 50% of faculty are professors of practice with more than 15 years applied experience in integrated communication, digital marketing, public relations, crisis communication, and market research.
- This combined instruction model ensures that students are exposed to contemporary best practices, trends, and technologies in the industry, as well as equipped with a strong foundation of knowledge in communication principles.
Faculty in the college have leading scholar rankings for research in Advertising, Ethics, Persuasion, Media Literacy, and Public Relations. All of our faculty are connected to Murrow College and the region – serving as full time research and clinical faculty and instructors teaching classes both on site and online to undergraduate and graduate students. A small subset of our online faculty are regional alumni and area communication professionals who were hand-selected to support curriculum and teaching excellence.
Student engagement is built into each course and with it, students benefit greatly from knowledge share and mutual exchange. Faculty and students engage regularly throughout the duration of a course via email, discussion forums, phone, or video conference.