Applications are reviewed by the Information and Media (I&M) Ph.D. Executive Committee and the three participating units - the Department of Advertising + Public Relations, the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information.
Like other MSU Ph.D. programs, this is a competitive review, with applicants ranked among all that apply for a given year. Admission is for the fall semester only. The review of applications begins December 5, so early applications are encouraged. The deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for funding is December 1 of each year. Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis after that date.
Next application deadline: December 1, 2021
for Fall 2022 admission
*The University is in the processing of transitioning to a new graduate admissions system. During the migration of systems the current admission system will be shut down. - No new applications can be completed during the time period of July 9 to August 1. - All incomplete applications should be completed by July 12. Applications deemed incomplete will not be migrated to the new system, therefore you will be required to re-initiate your application in the new system starting August 2. New information and links will be provided as they become available.
To apply to our program please follow the steps below: