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Public Relations


Dear Prospective Students and Parents:

Thank you for your interest in Mississippi State University and the Department of Communication. I hope that you are seriously considering attending MSU very soon. We would love to assist you in any way possible.

As a graduate of the department, I am very confident about the quality of education we provide our students. Over recent years, our department has grown in the number of students, classes, and instructors. While we are very pleased with our current course offerings, we are in the process of further enhancing our curriculum to adapt to the ever-changing communication fields.

Communication fields are very competitive, but the work is very rewarding. The vast majority of our practitioner colleagues, including many of our own graduates, truly enjoy their work. We are very proud of our graduates who continue to earn positions in diverse locations like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, and even internationally. Many alumni are employed by public relations and marketing firms, nonprofit organizations, government entities, hospitals, colleges, television and radio stations, newspapers, magazines, theatre companies, and many other organizations.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding our department. Thank you again for your interest in MSU. We hope to see you soon!


John Forde

Dr. John E. Forde, APR, Fellow PRSA
Associate Professor and Head

Office: (662) 325-8033
Cell: (662) 312-5031