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    WMSV Radio WMSV is the noncommercial, community station on the campus of Mississippi State University. Students can work as announcers, production or news staff and more. We broadcast up to a 70 mile radius from the MSU campus on 91.1 FM. We broadcast on the web and have MSU alumni and others from around the world listening on a daily basis. WMSV has won over fifty state and national awards for its news, sports, and music programming.
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    Work at the University Television Center Through student employment opportunities at the University Television Center, communication majors work directly with professional staff to deliver video products to on- and off-campus clients. READ MORE about Work at the University Television Center

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    A Variety of Opportunities in Student Media Students can work/intern behind-the-scenes at Hail State Productions doing work with games that air on the SEC Network and ESPN. READ MORE about A Variety of Opportunities in Student Media

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    Join PRISM The department's student-led integrated media agency. A student organization working with real-world clients! READ MORE about Join PRISM

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    MAB Day (Mississippi Ass'n of Broadcasters) The pros come to you: Students have the chance each year to meet media professionals from around the state in order to network, obtain career advice and portfolio tips as well as hear about internship and job opportunities.
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    Add a minor in Film Studies Students will be able to apply film language to the analysis of film, literature and art, and convergent media technologies. READ MORE about Add a minor in Film Studies

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    Be a part of the Reflector The Reflector, the student newspaper of Mississippi State University.
    Join one of the oldest student news organizations in the U.S. READ MORE about Be a part of the Reflector

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    Beowulf comes to MSU in November READ MORE about Beowulf comes to MSU in November

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    Get Involved! You can join the the Reflector (student newspaper), Tv productions, Speech and Debate team, (PRSSA) Public Relations Student Society of America, (PRAM) Public Relations Association of Mississippi, audition for theatrical plays, join Lambda Pi Eta honor society, Lab Rats Comedy Improv or the Black Friars Drama Society. READ MORE about Get Involved!

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    Career Center Comes To You Come to the 2nd floor of McComas outside the 200 suite every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. to meet with the Career Center's Senior Coordinator, Daniel Morgan for resume critique, interviewing tips and much more!

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    Laptop Requirements for Fall 2019 READ MORE about Laptop Requirements for Fall 2019

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    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 about Take 30 News

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    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 or enjoy the shows as audience members. READ MORE about Lab Rats

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.