College Profile

RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

#4

IN THE WORLD

for Communication
(ShanghaiRanking 2019)

#13

RANKING

in Communication and Media Studies
(QS World Rankings)

#7

IN THE UNITED STATES

in Game Design
(Princeton Review 2019)

100%

JOB PLACEMENT

for Professional Sales Education
(Sales Education Foundation)

Top 10

 

in four academic programs compared to peers
(Academic Analytics)

OUR COMMUNITY

3,200+

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

360+

GRADUATE STUDENTS

1,000+

GRADUATES ANNUALLY

260

FACULTY
& STAFF

56,000+

ACTIVE ALUMNI NETWORK

16

PROGRAMS

5

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

12

CENTERS & LABS


ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

 

  • > Advertising + Public Relations
  • > Communication
  • > Communicative Sciences & Disorders
  • > School of Journalism
  • > Media & Information

 

PUBLIC BROADCASTING

 

WKAR | PBS | NPR
Apollo
NextGen TV

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

 

14 STUDY ABROAD programs.

6 FIELD EXPERIENCE opportunities in L.A., N.Y.C., Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Detroit.

MEDIA SANDBOX STREET TEAMS contributed 1,800 volunteer hours helping nonprofit organizations with communication and media projects.

WKAR media and production opportunities for 25+ students.

COMARTSCI creative agency.

78% OF STUDENTS earn credit for experiential learning.

ACADEMICS


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Advertising Management B.S.
Communication B.A.
Creative Advertising B.A.
Journalism B.A.
Media & Information B.A.


MASTERS PROGRAMS

Advertising
Communication
Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Health & Risk Communication

Journalism
Media & Information
Public Relations
Strategic Communication (Online)


PH.D. PROGRAMS

Communication
Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Information & Media

THEMATIC RESEARCH AREAS

Heart

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

 

Human Centered Technology

Cell Phone

Media
Psychology

 

Global & Multicultural Communication

Brain

Communication Neuroscience

 

Media & Civic Engagement

Network Web

Computational Communication

 

Media Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship

VR Headset

Immersive Media & Extended Reality

 

Policy & Governance

34 FELLOWS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (ICA) ARE GRADUATES OR FACULTY FROM COMARTSCI

CENTERS & LABS

  • > Behavior, Information and Technology Lab (BIT)
  • > Center for Avatar Research and Immersive Social Media Applications (CARISMA)
  • > Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab (GEL)
  • > Health & Risk Communication Center (HRCC)
  • > Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
  • > Theoretical and Applied Research on Media Affect and Cognition/Media and Advertising Psychology Lab
  • > The Media Greenhouse (Newsroom and Immersive Media/Gaming Lab)
  • > Nexus Lab for Computational Communication
  • > Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law
  • > Trifecta Technology and Research Innovation for Health (joint w/EGR & NUR)
  • > NextGen Media Innovation Lab (ComArtSci/WKAR)

TOP FUNDING PRIORITIES

ComArtSci

  • > Expand successful game design & development program.
  • > Create public relations program to meet growing demand.
  • > Invest and expand experiential learning opportunities and programs to enhance student success.
  • > New fellowship and assistantship opportunities for graduate students.
  • > Increase endowed professorships and research support.

WKAR

  • > Establish endowed education program to meet community needs and provide greater outreach.
  • > Expand internship program to pair curriculum and hands-on experience to enrich student success.
  • > Establish original content endowment to inspire new, innovative WKAR produced content for radio, TV and online.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN RESULTS

$50.5M

CAMPAIGN
GOAL

↑$60.9M

CAMPAIGN
RESULT

71

NEW
ENDOWMENTS

MSU crest

$11.8M

STUDENT
SCHOLARSHIPS

50,198

TOTAL
DONORS

$36.4M

ENDOWMENT
VALUE