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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Keith & Turi Ann Jackson Graduate Fellowships

Established by Keith M. Jackson, a Class of 1954 graduate in communications, and Turi Ann Jackson, a member of the Class of 1952, these graduate fellowships were established to supplement our regular graduate student support. Fellowships are awarded to residential M.A. and Ph.D. students, encouraging the exploration of new technologies and production or management practices that serve to promote a vital and ethical communications profession and industry.

Fellowship Details:

  • $8,000 each Ph.D. award to be used over four years for research, travel to academic conferences, and other academic program costs not covered by graduate assistantships; $4,000 each M.A. award over two years with an additional $4,000 over 2 years if accepted to the Ph.D. program.
  • Up to eight awards to outstanding graduate program applicants particularly those exploring new technologies and production or management practices that serve to promote a vital and ethical communication profession and industry.
  • The Jackson Fellowships supplement regular graduate assistant support.

All applicants to the residential graduate programs at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication are considered for the Jackson Fellowship.



About Keith Jackson:

Keith Jackson was a sports commentator with the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has frequently represented the institution in broadcast promotions. Both Keith and Turi have served as Trustees of the Washington State University Foundation, and Keith served as a national co-chair to raise funds for the landmark Alumni Centre on campus. This fund honors their long-time support of the School of Communication and the importance of training new professionals to meet the needs of a changing industry.

Residential Graduate Programs

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Graduate Studies Program offers residential programs at both the masters and doctorate levels.

Residential Master’s Program

Our master’s program is designed for those intending to pursue communication-related careers, or who wish to prepare for doctoral study. Successful completion of the program normally requires two academic years of full-time study and results in the granting of the Master of Arts in Communication.
Learn more about the Master’s Program

Residential Doctoral Program

Our doctoral program is designed to develop cutting edge researchers and effective teachers. In our doctoral program, you will work with diverse faculty who study health communication, media, society, and politics or science communication.
Learn more about the Doctoral program

Our Students

At the College of Communication, we strive to provide you with a graduate experience that will serve you both personally and professionally. Most of our students receive assistantship funding, are involved in leadership roles, and participate in a variety of extracurricular activities within and outside of the department. Many of our graduate students have received a variety of awards on and off campus. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our current and past graduate students and hope this tradition continues with you. Feel free to contact any of our graduate students to ask questions you may have about us.

Grad Students in VR Lab

Our Faculty

Faculty in the College of Communication are committed to high-quality teaching, as well as to scholarly research and publication. Faculty work alongside our graduate students to mentor them and help them gain the insights and skills needed to succeed. Be sure to take a look at the faculty profiles and their broad range of interests. They are here to help guide and mentor you.

Meet our Faculty

Stacey Hust talking to students