Department of Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Theater

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Public Relations


  • 9th Annual Golf Tournament The 9th Annual Department of Communication Golf Tournament will be held on October 9, 2015 at the MSU Institute of Golf. Register & Sponsor Online.

  • Lora J. DeFore Scholarship Application The Lora J. DeFore Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created in memory of long-time MSU Department of Communication instructor Lora DeFore. The scholarship gives financial aid to students trying to secure an internship for the summer. Applications due to the main office McComas 130 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015. READ MORE

  • Students Named to Society of Scholars Senior Communication Majors Mark Young, Paige Crane, and Sasha Steinberg were named to the College of Arts & Sciences Society of Scholars. Its membership is only offered to the top 1-2% of undergraduate students through invitation only. Congratulations Mark, Paige, and Sasha!

  • Take 30 News

    Take 30 News Broadcasting students produce multiple programs during each semester. Take 30 provides hands-on experience for majors to prepare them for careers. READ MORE

  • Lab Rats

    Lab Rats MSU's own Lab Rats entertains audiences throughout each semester with improv and related entertainment. Majors and any interested students may try out for Lab Rats and enjoy the shows as audience members. READ MORE

Department of Communications

Welcome to the
Department of Communication

The Department of Communication is within the College of Arts & Sciences and currently serves approximately 600 majors. Communication majors may choose from one or more of the following concentrations: Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre.

The mission of the Department of Communication is to prepare students to be effective and ethical consumers and producers of personal and public communication. To that end, the department serves all students in the development of basic communication skills and of an appreciation for mass media, public communication, and theatre.