The School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University comprises four major areas of study: advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. Faculty members are nationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching. For example, two JMS public relations faculty members receive more citations by their peers than any other PR faculty in the world. Textbooks written by JMS faculty members are ranked No. 1 in the United States and are used in classrooms around the world. Collectively, the faculty has published hundreds of journal articles, book chapters, and books, as well as contributed articles and essays to newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, and online publications. With more than 50 years of history in San Diego, the School of Journalism & Media Studies has a strong local alumni base. For JMS students, this means solid ties to local businesses and access to potential employers. Loyalty among alumni is fierce, and many of them support the School by donating money, mentoring students, offering internships, and teaching classes. When you become a part of the School of Journalism & Media Studies at SDSU, you enter a world of international prestige and national alumni networks.