Founded in 1958, The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania offers students a firm grounding in various approaches to the study of communication and its methods, drawn from both the humanities and the social sciences. It is an intellectual common market built on more than forty years of interdisciplinary dialogue. The School houses communication theorists and researchers, including social scientists, historians and critics. The M.A.C. and Ph.D. degree programs prepare students to make professional contributions to communication scholarship, research, and policy.