Dean Jeffrey Rutenbeck leads the communication school, which was established in 1984 and has 52 full-time faculty members.
SOC has deep partnerships with many of Washington's most influential organizations, including The Washington Post, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, NPR, The National Park Service, NBC, USA Today, and the Newseum.
Dozens of professionals serving as adjuncts and SOC’s impressive global alumni network, share extensive connections for internship, fellowship, and career opportunities in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
SOC advances professional education, communication research, and innovative production through its undergraduate and master's degrees, an online digital media skills certificate program, and a three-year doctoral program.
The school’s world-class centers and institutes broaden the student experience in investigative reporting, environmental filmmaking, and social media.