Howard University

About the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University

The Urban Health Media Project will serve as a pillar of the department’s STEAM Media Institute, which focuses on storytelling related to Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. The Department of Media, Journalism and Film is the largest unit in Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications, which is led by Dean Gracie Lawson-Borders, Ph.D. Its faculty and alumni include award-winning, internationally renowned filmmakers, journalists, media producers, documentarians and research scholars.

USA Today and College Factual recently ranked the journalism program among the top 20 nationally, and the National Association of Black Journalists ranked the program as No. 1 in the United States. Howard is one of two universities in Washington, D.C., and among nine HBCUs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The department offers one of the top MFA programs in film and the only one at an HBCU. It was named as having one of the best university cinematography programs. For more information, please visit