Graduate Studies


Welcome Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate Degree Program Overview

Established in 1955, MSU's College of Communication Arts & Sciences was the first to develop a research framework for the study of communication in the United States. Our faculty, graduate students and alumni are among the most highly published and recognized experts in their respective fields.

Our programs cultivate strong research skills, areas of expertise and teaching early in our students academic pursuits. We take a transdisciplinary, translational approach to addressing basic and applied communication questions across and between disciplines and audiences to advance human interactions, health and safety, as well as the effective transfer of research findings for multiple applications including healthcare, science and technology, business, agriculture and the environment.

The college receives grant funding from a broad array of institutions including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Medicaid, NASA, the National Endowment for the Humanities/Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Department of Community Health.

Master's Degrees



Communicative Sciences & Disorders

Health & Risk Communication


Public Relations

Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media

Ph.D. Degrees


Communicative Sciences & Disorders

Media & Information Studies

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