History of Study Programme

The Communication Science Study Programme (CSSP) is under the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). This study programme was established in 1986 and is the first private study programme in Malang, East Java.

The CSSP follows the university's historical developments and strategic programmes as part of the faculties and university. Since its inception, it was intended to fill the void of opportunities to produce Islamic communication scholars who were highly needed in the fields of press, public relations, photography, radio, and television. In its development, CSSP was able to fill some of the job market's needs even though it was still very limited.

Rapid development occurred in 1993, where for the first time, this study programme gained interest in up to two parallel classes and continued to grow until the 2000s to four and six classes. Trends in the communication world market have influenced this development; thus, this study programme issued three choices of specialization, namely Public Relations, Journalism, and Audio-Visual Communication.

CSSP has an “A” accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT), which it has maintained thrice since 2013. Furthermore, in 2021, this study programme also received the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) certification. Moreover, this study programme has received recognition from the private sector twice in 2013 and 2015 as the Indonesia Best Schools of Communications and Management by Mix Magazine.