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Communication & Media Studies at Drexel University

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Communication & Media Studies at Drexel University

If you plan to study communication and media studies, take a look at what Drexel University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 23,589.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Communication & Media Studies section at the bottom of this page.

Drexel Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Communications
  • Doctorate Degree in Communications

Drexel Communication & Media Studies Rankings

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There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in communications, making the school the #68 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Communications Student Demographics at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at Drexel University.

Drexel Communication & Media Studies Master’s Program

60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The communications program at Drexel awarded 5 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 40% of these degrees went to men with the other 60% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 36% men graduate in communications each year. Drexel does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a master's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Communications Grads May Go Into

A degree in communications can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140
Reporters and Correspondents 1,330 $39,600
Communications Professors 1,280 $76,720


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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