Masters of Arts in Media and Information

With increased access to information and rapid innovation shaping today's world, the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University is dedicated to nourishing students and developing their skills by providing a comprehensive base of knowledge through media information studies.

Our curriculum for the Master's Degree in Media and Information focuses on the design, management and use of information and communication technologies - as well as the consideration of its broader societal impacts. We offer an immersive, student-centered, hands-on approach to education that will prepare you to use state-of-the-art tools and develop the skills needed to propel your career forward in the fields of media and information.

We offer an immersive, student-centered, hands-on approach to education that will prepare you to use state-of-the-art tools and develop the skills needed to propel your career forward in the fields of media and information. Our program is structured to be highly customizable, providing students with the opportunity to advance their current skills, move into new areas and collaborate with others within the program, each of which brings their own expertise to the table. Our classes provide real-world experiences and focus on human-centered practices, methods and theories.

Many students from our program move into areas such as:

  • Game and Serious Game Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Usability
  • User Experience
  • Information Architecture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Information Management

Choose from two concentrations, depending on where you'd like to go in your career:

Human Computer Interaction
The HCI concentration will prepare you for careers in interaction design, usability, user experience and information architecture. Classes provide real-world experiences and focus on human-centered practices, methods and theories.

Serious Game Design & Research Graduate Certificate

Media and Information Management 
The MIM concentration builds skills related to new information and communication technologies that you can take with you into a professional career. Many of our alumni have gone on to become entrepreneurs, while others work for businesses and corporations.

Management of Information Technology (MIT) Specialization

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Graduate handbook

 

Questions? Additional information about the Master's in Media and Information Program may be obtained from:

Casey O'Donnell
Associate Professor, Media and Information
MIGrad@msu.edu
517-884-4538