College Profile

RANKINGS & RECOGNITION

#3

IN THE WORLD

for Communication
(ShanghaiRanking 2022)

#13

RANKING

in Communication and Media Studies
(QS World Rankings)

#6

IN THE UNITED STATES

in Game Design
(Princeton Review 2022)

#9

IN THE UNITED STATES

in Game Development
(U.S. News & World Report 2022)

100%

JOB PLACEMENT

for Professional Sales Education
(Sales Education Foundation)

Top 10

 

in four academic programs compared to peers
(Academic Analytics)

WKAR

 

2021 Public TV Station of the Year

OUR COMMUNITY

3,200+

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

360+

GRADUATE STUDENTS

1,000+

GRADUATES ANNUALLY

260

FACULTY
& STAFF

56,000+

ACTIVE ALUMNI NETWORK

20

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
NextGen TV

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

 

13 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 communications, production, news, education, and development opportunities for 25+ students.

COMARTSCI creative agency.

OVER HALF of ComArtSci students that participate in experiential learning earn credit for experiential learning.

ACADEMICS


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Advertising Management B.S.
Communication B.A.
Communication Leadership and Strategy B.A.
Communicative Sciences and Disorders B.S.
Creative Advertising B.A.
Digital Storytelling B.A.
Games and Interactive Media B.A.
Information Science B.A.
Journalism B.A.
Public Relations B.A.


MASTERS PROGRAMS

Advertising and Public Relations
Communication
Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Health & Risk Communication

Journalism
Media & Information
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

Neurocognitive Communication

 

Political Communication & Civic Engagement

Network Web

Computational Communication

 

Media Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship

VR Headset

Game Design and Development

 

Policy & Governance

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

CENTERS & LABS

  • > 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
  • > The Media Greenhouse (Newsroom and Immersive Media/Gaming Lab)
  • > NextGen Media Innovation Lab (ComArtSci/WKAR)
  • > Nexus Lab for Computational Communication
  • > Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law
  • > Social & Media Neuroscience Lab (SMN)
  • > Theoretical and Applied Research on Media Affect and Cognition/Media and Advertising Psychology Lab
  • > Trifecta Technology and Research Innovation for Health (joint w/EGR & NUR)
  • > Voice Biomechanics and Acoustics Lab (V-BAL)

TOP FUNDING PRIORITIES

ComArtSci

  • > Student Success Center facility renovation and upgrade
  • > Expand experiential learning opportunities and programs to enhance student success
  • > Expand successful game design & interactive media program
  • > Expand public relations program to meet growing demand
  • > Providing robust and expanded diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and opportunities

WKAR

  • > Expand education program to meet community needs and provide greater outreach through established endowment.
  • > Expand internship program to pair curriculum and hands-on experience to enrich student success.
  • > Expand the original content endowment to inspire new, innovative WKAR produced content for radio, TV and online.
  • 2022 marks 100 years of WKAR serving the mid-Michigan community as an extension of Michigan State University. A Century of Service, WKAR's 100th Anniversary will be celebrated through special fundraising initiatives, unique celebratory events and much more. Stay tuned!