MSU's School of Journalism is a nationally-accredited program that is light years ahead of the rest in its creativity and imagination. Faculty encourage students to think "outside the box" and prepare them to step out of the classroom today and into a job tomorrow. Our graduates are known as deep thinkers and motivated doers. As a result, they are rising stars as professionals in industry and researchers in academia.
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Journalism students can pursue a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D, and are welcome to select from a variety of concentrations, minors and focus areas to enhance their learning experience.
In preparation for that first job, students enjoy hands-on learning in our cutting-edge newsroom, television production studios, video editing suites and more. Internships and study abroad opportunities provide real-world experiences you won't find anywhere else.
The new Spartan Newsroom and Immersive Media Studio invite students to collaborate, gain real-life experiences and build professional skills in news, animation and motion capture. In addition, students and faculty can design and produce virtual reality broadcasts and 360 animation renderings for immersive storytelling.
From studying health communication and the environment to sports journalism and hands-on learning opportunities - we strive to deliver impactful research and produce the next generation of high-quality storytellers.
Dr. Lucinda D. Davenport is Director and Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.Dr. Davenport has worked as a reporter in newspapers, a news director and announcer in radio and television, a public relations practitioner in national retailing and a forum administrator in early online media. She has also held professional fellowships, such as being an online editor while in the academy.
Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit.