MSU’s Department of Media and Information is a pioneer, offering an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs and centers, 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.
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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.
In most emergencies, police, fire and medical workers are first responders. New research suggests that was not the case in the days following Hurricane Maria. The category four cyclone devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 and left more than three million people in the dark. With power lines down across the island and most major means of communication destroyed, information on safety and storm updates became a precious commodity.Read more
We offer a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Media and Information. We also participate in the jointly offered Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies and participate in several minors.
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.
Wei Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University. She is affiliated with the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab and the Health and Risk Communication Center.