The Department of Media and Information offers an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs (such as the Games for Entertainment & Learning Lab and Behavior Information Technology Lab) and centers (Quello Center for Media & Information Policy), we're researching new avenues of communication technology and computer-centered interaction. In our classrooms, our world-class, award-winning faculty teach all aspects of the vibrant media ecosystem.
We offer two B.A. degrees (Information Science and Games & Interactive Media) and an M.A. degree (Media and Information). We're a part of the jointly offered Ph.D. in Information and Media and participate in several minors.
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From video game design, to human-centered research, to documentary filmmaking - our faculty and students strive to empower individuals. Our work makes a difference.
It’s no secret — students need the internet. But without reliable access and time to spend in digital environments, rural students are falling behind their urban counterparts. Keith Hampton, professor in the Media and Information Department at Michigan State University, sheds light on how this divide affects students and how it may run much deeper than accessibility, just in time for back to school.Read more
Students work in labs and high-tech classrooms with businesses and non-profits, and experience hands-on learning that prepares them for promising careers at the frontiers of new media and information technology.