The Media and Journalism Studies (MJS) program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers exciting and rewarding opportunities for students interested in pursuing degrees and careers in various media fields.

Tri-C continually enhances its course offerings to reflect the vast changes taking place in journalism and mass communication. Courses are geared toward individuals pursuing careers in writing for various media, including work in digital and social media, newspapers, magazines, television and public relations. Courses are also available for aspiring screenwriters, sportswriters and public relations, advertising and sales professionals. Many MJS courses transfer to four-year colleges where students may continue working toward bachelor’s degrees in journalism, communications or related disciplines.

Students benefit from real-world experience, such as working on The Voice, the College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, and with media outlets throughout Northeast Ohio. Tri-C offers students the opportunity to be placed in engaging internships where they work alongside media professionals.

Students interested in pursuing advanced studies in this discipline should plan to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Tri-C and transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Visit the Transfer Center webpage to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year partner schools.


The MJS program is designed to support transfer to a four-year institution. With additional education and experience, graduates can aspire to the following positions: newspaper or magazine writer/editor, social media specialist, copywriter (web and print), public relations specialist, marketer, advertiser or broadcast journalist.

Learn more about Media and Journalism Studies courses at Tri-C.

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