Department of Communication
The graduate program in communication is recognized internationally for establishing communication as an academic field for basic and applied research. Students work side-by-side with researchers across the globe, in labs on MSU's campus and abroad and gain valuable skills that impact the world in positive ways.
370 advanced students have received the Doctorate in Communication from Michigan State University. This program produces well-rounded behavioral researchers, teachers and communication consultants by stressing communication theory, empiricism, quantitative methods and research. You will learn how to generate independent hypotheses and research designs, the critical importance of real-world relevancy in keeping with the Land Grant tradition and the art of working together with others in teams for common objectives.
The Specialization in Noprofit Fundraising will provide you with fundraising strategies, a better understanding of the role of fundraising within nonprofit organizations and the role and responsibilities of the development professional in the fundraising process. All will provide you with the knowledge you need to find success in fundraising and development.
Dr. Allison Eden (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication.
Winson Peng (Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong) is an Associate Professor of the Department of Communication, Michigan State University.
Dr. Wittenbaum’s research interests and publications have focused on cognitive and communication processes in decision-making groups, group performance, and social ostracism.