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Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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The Gaylord Difference

Our students graduate from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to become journalists, creative directors, writers and videographers, to name just a few of the potential career paths.

But really, we’d say what Gaylord College students do is much bigger than a job title. Our students are more than just students.

At Gaylord College, they become storytellers, thinkers, creators and innovators, using their degrees from a college that provides endless professional opportunities in dynamic industries around the world.




Students at Gaylord Involvement Fair, August 2022
Student Involvement

Gaylord Involvement Fair

January 17, 2023

Gaylord College invites all students to attend it’s Spring Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the main lobby of Gaylord Hall. The involvement fair is for all students, but it is particularly helpful for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Ryan Welton
Alumni Feature

Alumni Q & A: Ryan Welton

January 17, 2023

Strategy and an eye for creativity on News9 and News On 6 comes from Ryan Welton, director of digital content for Griffin Media. Welton graduated from Gaylord in 1992 with a bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. Recently we heard about Welton’s journey after graduation, advice for graduates and current students, and his association with JayMac.

Gaylord College Career Fair, people talking during fair
Career Fair

Gaylord College Career & Internship Fair

January 17, 2023

Join us March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Gaylord Hall for our 2023 career and internship fair. All grades are welcomed, and we hope to see you there!


In its inaugural rankings of student achievements, the Broadcast Education Association has recognized the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma as the No. 2 program in the country out of more than 300 member institutions nationwide.

No. 2

Gaylord College ranked No. 2 in overall program rankings

No. 1

In film and video programs

No. 3

In news programs

No. 4

In sports programs

No. 8

In scriptwriting program



Gaylord Hall includes two state-of-the-art open multimedia labs available for all students.


Gaylord Hall includes four complete digital broadcast studios.


Gaylord Hall includes five computer classrooms.


Gaylord Hall includes 14 video editing bays.


Join a Top 10 Program

Studying from top professors alongside inspiring colleagues. Make OU your home, and join the Gaylord family.

100,000 Square-Feet

Gaylord Hall has more than 100,000 square-feet of high-tech classroom, presentation, studio, and computer lab space.

AEJMC Founding Member

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a founding member of the ACEJMC. The college has had continuous accreditation since 1948.

Dean Ed Kelley

It’s where inspiration connects with creativity and propels difference makers into meaningful careers in media, journalism and beyond. It’s where a forward thinking curriculum, underpinned by a strong emphasis on ethics, critical thinking and inclusion, prepares the leaders of tomorrow in fields that will demand nothing but the best in communication skills.

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