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Brian Lamb School of Communication



The Brian Lamb School of Communication continues Purdue’s legacy of discipline-shaping communication scholarship, providing excellent graduate and undergraduate education and experiences. We strive to live out the values of our school’s namesake, Brian Lamb, including a commitment to openness in communication and public affairs and equitable access to resources, opportunities, and support. 

ABout US

The Purdue communication tradition reaches back nearly 115 years, but all the while we’ve kept our eyes forward.


These students carry on our Purdue tradition of excellence at universities and other prestigious institutions and organizations around the globe.

Undergraduate Program

For more than 60 years, students have majored in communication at Purdue, and today we have about 400 students in our undergraduate program. 

Online Graduate Program

Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Communication program is designed for working professionals and is taught by award-winning industry experts. 

Solve today’s problems and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges


Winter Commencement 2019. (Purdue University/ Mark Simons)

From interdisciplinary collaborations to community partnerships, our faculty and graduate students are dedicated to research that solves today’s problems and prepares us for tomorrow’s challenges that have yet to make themselves known. We’re committed to supporting our graduate students and helping them to thrive as they grow into the scholars, educators, and practitioner-leaders who will continue to take giant leaps in communication and organizational development. With our undergraduate students, that commitment takes the shape of providing a thorough grounding in theory in line with Purdue’s tradition of excellence, all while curating meaningful applied experiences both in and outside of classrooms, experiences that have real impacts on people and organizations in our community and beyond. Outside of our school, we are committed to our campus and local communities, offering support and service through classes, student organizations, research partnerships, and our Purdue Presentation Center.

Centers for Collaboration and Engagement

In addition to our dedication to our students and research, we are committed to building bridges to the media industry and to partnering with the C-SPAN Archives, located in Purdue’s Research Park, through the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement. Approximately 400 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students are enrolled in the Lamb School on campus, as well as more than 200 online students enrolled in our Master’s of Strategic Communication program.


Purdue Presentation Center

Here to help any students with any aspects of preparing for or delivering a presentation. Our experienced tutors can help with any stage of the presentation process.


Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement

Established in Fall 2017 as a national research center focused on discovery, learning, and engagement using the C-SPAN Archives. CCSE promotes the use of the C-SPAN Archives’ 260,000 hours of American political history in classrooms and research.


Boiler Communication

Boiler Communication is Purdue University’s student-run public relations firm within the Brian Lamb School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts. 

Learning to use the control room in the DMPC studio

Digital Media Production Center

The Digital Media Production Center (DMPC) is part of the Brian Lamb School of Communication. Our courses and facilities support the objectives of the Mass Com program utilizing digital media to teach presentation, interviewing, and reporting.

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