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Why Mayborn?

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An elite education

The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT is among the nation's top schools for journalism and mass communication, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in print & digital journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations and photojournalism.

The Mayborn faculty brings more than 400 years of combined experience in real-world settings to our classrooms to inform and inspire our more than 1,000 students. And Mayborn alumni live and work at the heart of some of the world's leading media and communications companies.

See what our students and alumni have to say.

Practical training in working journalism

The Mayborn School delivers real professional training, meaning that our students not only study and learn, they actually work in the many exciting areas of journalism and mass communication.

Through our student-run media agencies, students do real work for real clients, learning from seasoned professionals and gaining practical experience that delivers a competitive edge in the job market.

Check out a few ways Mayborn students learn through real-world professional opportunities by watching these videos on our YouTube channel:


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Real stories from real students about student life at the Mayborn

Students from the Mayborn's AGenZ student-managed public relations agency reached out to fellow students to share stories about life at the Mayborn School on our Mayborn Memoirs podcast series.

Listen as Mayborn students discuss what makes learning at the Mayborn such a powerful experience.


We've been training top journalists for three-quarters of a century

The Mayborn School recently celebrated 75 years of teaching journalism excellence at the University of North Texas.

With a history rooted in tradition, the Mayborn today looks to the future, building on faculty research and connections to industry to produce graduates who have a breadth and depth of knowledge and skill.

Learn more about our 75-year legacy

Organizations and Activities that supplement classroom learning

The Mayborn School supports many student organizations that give students opportunities to delve deeper into areas of interest or specialization.

Our student organizations are regularly recognized as among the best in the nation and provide students with valuable connections, mentorship opportunities and the chance to learn from alumni and other working professionals.

Learn more about our Student Organizations

Tour the Mayborn

Tour our facilities virtually, no matter where you are.

Walk our halls with a guided tour, visit one of our Broadcast Studios, and see where our student producers and reporters work on real-time news assignments in our Broadcast News Lab.

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What you can learn at the Mayborn

Check out these mini-lectures from Mayborn faculty in each of our five core academic tracks.

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Ready to learn even more? Connect with us today.

If you’re planning a career that can take you places and put you at the heart of any story, reach out and let us know.

Schedule a briefing with one of our new student advisors to discover what makes the Mayborn School different and how your education can take shape.