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Gaylord College journalism senior and McNair Scholar Pam Ortega is our 2017-2018 Outstanding Senior. Pam created bilingual news packages as part of #OUCovers16 when a team of Gaylord students traveled to Iowa to cover the presidential primaries and she also spent a summer as an investigative reporter with News21. This spring, she studies abroad in Mexico. 

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Gaylord College programs emphasize hands-on and experiential learning, both in our own facilities and with real-world opportunities around the world. 

In the spring of 2018, Professor Debbie Yount's President Dream Course "Legends and Legacies: International Advertising" will bring in icons from the modern advertising world, including Stan Richards, principal of the Richards Group in Dallas. In Spring 2019, Gaylord College faculty will teach two Presidential Dream Courses on women in media and sports public relations.

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Gaylord College faculty bring professional experience, subject-area expertise and dedication to our students in every class. 

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Gaylord College faculty and students engage in world-class scholarly research, including seminars for Ph.D. students with our faculty's top scholars.

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Gifts to Gaylord College impact our students directly every day, including our beautiful facility which was built with a generous donation from the Gaylord family. 

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We are a college of creative minds.

Our students graduate from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to become journalists, creative directors, writers and videographers, to name just a few of the potential career paths.

But really, we’d say what Gaylord College students do is much bigger than a job title. Our students are more than just students.

At Gaylord College, they become storytellers, thinkers, creators and innovators, using their degrees from a college that provides endless professional opportunities in dynamic industries around the world.

Our alumni work with NFL stars and Grammy-award winning pop singers.

They produce major movies like “12 Years a Slave.”

Our former students include Pulitzer Prize winners and authors on the New York Times’ best-seller list.

Gaylord graduates anchor and produce the news in major media markets and global news organizations.

They are also practicing attorneys, entrepreneurs and leaders in global corporations, the nonprofit sector and public office.

Our graduates’ stories take shape here at Gaylord College where we connect creative minds to meaningful futures.

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LST/AIT information


The Gaylord College Student Services office administers the college entrance exams, the LST and AIT, every day.

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Student life

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Gaylord College offers nearly 30 student organizations and practicums for students to network and grow their professional skills. Find more information on our vibrant student life here