Degrees & Programs

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising offers the following degrees and programs:

Faculty backgrounds

Our students draw knowledge and inspiration from a faculty with extensive, diverse academic and industry experience. Therefore, students can explore many aspects of advertising and public relations, including, but in no way limited to, digital and social media, computational advertising, advertising creativity, and brand strategy.

Dedication to teaching

The department’s commitment to teaching is widely recognized across campus and the country. Faculty members and instructors for the department are consistently included on the University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In 2021, Steve Hall received the Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal from the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Hall also received the AAF Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015. In 2019, Shachar Meron won the Campus Award for Excellence in Online & Distance Teaching. In 2014, Peter S. Sheldon was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) advertising division.

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