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A Letter from Dean Salma Ghanem

Dean Salma Ghanem
Salma Ghanem, Dean of DePaul University's College of Communication
Welcome to DePaul University’s College of Communication, where the blending of theory and practice provides students with the latest in communication research, innovation and creativity.

Communication is the core of the human experience. It is essential for the health, well-being and advancement of society and the College embraces the power of communication in all its forms.

Our dedicated faculty, who are world-renowned scholars and award-winning teachers and practitioners, are committed to new ideas and innovative approaches. They teach, guide and mentor their students in and out of the classroom in the spirit of the DePaul tradition, a tradition that engages social and cultural values in service to others.

The College has forged many relationships with media and communication organizations in Chicago​, one of the top three media markets in the country. Our students pursue internship opportunities and community projects in a variety of organizations.

Chicago and DePaul provide the platform that launches our students to succeed anywhere in the world. Our students graduate armed with critical thinking skills, practical experience, a strong theoretical basis, strategic thinking, and a strong work ethic.

I invite you to visit the College of Communication, take a tour of our facilities, and visit with our faculty and advisors​.

Looking forward to seeing you on campus,
Salma Ghanem