FAQs

FAQ’S

 

ADVERTISING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make an advising appointment?

Meet your Advertising advisors and view details on all your advising options, including how to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

I don't see any available appointments. What are my options?

The appointments are posted for a week at a time. They are in high demand and become booked very quickly. Advisors post appointments each Wednesday morning for the following week only; therefore that is an excellent time to log in to the appointment system. You may check for open appointments at any time because cancellations may occur. Express advising is also an option during Fall & spring semesters. On Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. you can come in and sign up to see an adviser on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary for Express advising.

If I am a prospective student, how can I meet with an academic adviser?

If you do not have an MSU Net ID, you can still make an appointment with an adviser. You will need to call the appropriate adviser in order to schedule the appointment. This list will provide adviser names, the majors they advise and phone numbers. Please note: current MSU students are not permitted to schedule an appointment by calling an adviser.

How do I change my major?

If you are below 56 credits, you will need to go to your UUD office and notify them you would like your major changed. The major change can take 24-48 hours to be take effect.

If you are above 56 credits and you meet the ADV junior entrance requirements (see below), you will need to go to the Student Affairs Office of your current college, then to your current major Advising Office to pick up your files. Both files are then brought to 189 CAS. The major change will not be complete until you speak with an Office Assistant in 189 CAS.

When can I change my major to Advertising?

If you are below 56 credits, you can change your major at any point, assuming that you will complete the junior entrance requirements prior to earning 56 credits. If you are above 56 credits, you will need to complete the junior entrance requirements prior to changing your major into Advertising. Once all the grades are reported for the semester in which you completed your last requirement, you can begin your major change process.

How do I apply to the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing?

There is no application. If you are currently an ADV major, your record will be reviewed upon completion of 56 credits. If you are not currently an ADV major, you can change your major to ADV upon completion of the junior entrance requirements. Once all the grades are reported for the semester in which you completed your last requirement, you can begin your major change process.

What are the junior entrance requirements for ADV?

You need to complete ADV 205 and PSY 101 (with a combined 2.0 or higher); by the end of the semester you reach junior status (56 credits). You also need an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

How do I calculate my major GPA?

Login into your STUINFO account. Click 'Courses by Subject.' Only use your ADV courses when calculating this. 
Step 1: Calculate the GPA points for each ADV course by taking the credits earned in that course and multiplying it by the grade you received. *
Step 2: Add all of the GPA points together for all ADV courses. 
Step 3: Divide total GPA points by total credits in ADV courses. 

*If you received a 0.0 in a course the credits for that course must be added into your total credits in Step 3. If you repeated a course multiple times the most recent grade is the only one calculated into your major GPA, whether or not you received a higher grade. 

If you need assistance calculating your major GPA come into 189 CAS with a piece of picture ID

What are the prerequisites for a class?

Check out the Schedule of Courses or the Description of Courses for information on classes, including prerequisites, restrictions, descriptions and semester offerings.

How do I get an override for an ADV class?

If you are attempting to enroll for a class that is full or looking to have a prerequisite waived, you will need to contact the instructor of the class or the department offering the class to discuss these possibilities.

What is a 'late add' and how do I go about getting one?

The term 'late add' applies to adding any course after 5 p.m. on the fifth day of classes (the Friday of the first week of classes). At this time you need written permission from the instructor giving you clearance to add the class. You need to take this written permission to the department office that oversees the course.

Where is the Advertising + Public Relations located?

309 Communication Arts & Sciences.

How do I drop a course?

Anytime prior to the start of classes, through the middle of the semester you can drop your own classes on the WebEnroll System. 
If you are above 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you need to schedule an appointment with Ann Hoffman by calling Joyce Crandell at 355.1794. 
If you are below 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you will need to contact your UUD office.

How do I find which professor is teaching a class?

Use the Schedule of Courses to find the professor teaching a specific class. If no professor is shown, you can contact the Advertising Department for more information (517.355.2314).

How do I contact a professor?

Visit the Directory.

What are the approved literature and writing courses?

An updated literature and/or writing list can be downloaded from the Degree Requirements section of the CAS website or a copy can be picked up from 189 CAS.

What classes fulfill my Social Sciences cognate/focus?

Students must complete 12 credits in any combination of the following departments: 
Anthropology (ANP), History of Art (HA), History (HST), Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHL), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC), Political Science (PLS), Studio Art (STA), and Theatre (THR). The cognate is a great place to pick up credits at the 3/400 level.

What classes are in the creative, management and general tracks?

The creative track includes
ADV 320, 322, 324, 426 and 428. The management track includes: 
ADV 330, 332, 334, 336, 340, 342, 350, 352, 354 and 456. The general track can be any combination of the creative and management track, but a simple guide would be ADV 320, 330, 340 and 350. Remember that you only need three classes within a track to complete the requirement. For more information regarding the prerequisites of the classes within a track, please refer to the Description of Courses.

How do I find an internship?

Finding an internship is similar to finding a job. Once you find a position, contact the Advertising internship coordinator if you would like to earn credit. To get started in finding a position, consider these options:

  1. Let family and friends know that you are looking; you never know what connections might be within your own circle.
  2. Check out the bulletin boards by the ADV office in 309 Communication Arts & Science.
  3. Register on MySpartanCareer.

4. If you are looking at a specific town, search the web for the Chamber of Commerce or town website for information regarding businesses in the area.

  1. Consider not-for-profit organizations and find their local branch.
  2. Use Career Services in 181 Communication Arts & Sciences as a recourse in searching for internships.

What if I am considering going to graduate school?

The first thing you should consider is taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or other appropriate entrance exam for the particular program you are considering. For further information on how to register for the GRE and testing services, check out the MSU Testing Office. For help in finding graduate programs in your area of interest, check out www.petersons.com for a comprehensive search of academic programs across the country.

 


 

bachelor's in Communication Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an advising appointment?  

Meet your Communication advisors and view details on all your advising options, including how to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

I don't see any available appointments. What are my options? 

The appointments are posted for a week at a time. They are in high demand and become booked very quickly. Advisors post appointments each Wednesday morning for the following week only; therefore that is an excellent time to log in to the appointment system. You may check for open appointments at any time because cancellations may occur. Express advising is also an option during fall & spring semesters. On Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. you can come in and sign up to see an adviser on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary for Express advising.

If I am a prospective student, how can I meet with an academic adviser? 

If you do not have an MSU Net ID, you can still make an appointment with an adviser. You will need to call the appropriate adviser in order to schedule the appointment. This list will provide adviser names, the majors they advise and phone numbers. Please note: current MSU students are not permitted to schedule an appointment by calling an adviser.

How do I change my major?

You must have an overall GPA of a 2.0 or higher.

If you are below 56 credits, you will need to go to your UUD office and notify them you would like your major changed. The major change can take 24-48 hours to be take effect.

If you are above 56 credits, you will need to go to the Student Affairs Office of your current college, then to your current major Advising Office to pick up your files. Both files are then brought to 189 CAS. The major change will not be complete until you speak with an Office Assistant in 189 CAS.

How do I apply to the Department of Communication?

There is no application. If you are currently a COM major, your record will be reviewed upon completion of 56 credits.

How do I calculate my major GPA?

Login into your STUINFO account.  Click 'Courses by Subject.' Only use your COM courses when calculating this.

Step 1: Calculate the GPA points for each COM course by taking the credits earned in that course and multiplying it by the grade you received. *

Step 2: Add all of the GPA points together for all COM courses.

Step 3: Divide total GPA points by total credits in COM courses.

*If you received a 0.0 in a course the credits for that course must be added into your total credits in Step 3. If you repeated a course multiple times the most recent grade is the only one calculated into your major GPA, whether or not you received a higher grade.

If you need assistance calculating your major GPA come into 189 CAS with a piece of picture ID

What are the prerequisites for a class?

Check out the Schedule of Courses or the Description of Courses for information on classes, including prerequisites, restrictions, descriptions and semester offerings.

What is a 'late add' and how do I go about getting one?

The term 'late add' applies to adding any course after 5 p.m. on the fifth day of classes (the Friday of the first week of classes). At this time you need written permission from the instructor giving you clearance to add the class. You need to take this written permission to the department office that oversees the course.

Where is the Communication Office located?

473 Communication Arts & Sciences.

How do I drop a course?

Anytime prior to the start of classes, through the middle of the semester you can drop your own classes on the WebEnroll System.

If you are above 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you need to schedule an appointment with Ann Hoffman by calling Joyce Crandell at 355.1794.

If you are below 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you will need to contact your UUD office.

How do I find which professor is teaching a class?

Use the Schedule of Courses to find the professor teaching a specific class. If no professor is shown, you can contact the Communication Department for more information (517.355.3470).

How do I contact a professor?

Visit the People Search page.

What careers can I enter with a COM degree?

Because Communication teaches people skills and how to work with others, students can enter any field they choose. Remember that working with people will be the focus of the job in any field chosen. For example, if you go into business you would be working with people in business through human resources, management/sales, etc. Typical careers are in public relations, business, sales, nonprofit organizations, or going to law school or grad school.

How do I get into the COM courses I need to graduate?

It seems like they are always full when I try to enroll. You will be able to take your COM courses before graduation, but perhaps not before your junior or senior year. While waiting to get into COM classes, work on other parts of your degree.

Do I need a 2.0 in each of my COM courses?

No, you need a 2.0 in COM 225, COM 240, COM 275 and COM 300, only; with an overall COM average GPA of a 2.0.

Can I get a cognate or "minor" in something else like Business? I thought MSU didn't have minors?

You can get a cognate in something else like Business, which is a set of related courses that compliment the major & can be marketed on one's resume. You will need 6 courses in the area you have chosen in order to fulfill a cognate. This cognate will not appear on your transcript or diploma.

How do I get involved in a Communication student organization?  

There are several groups with which you can be involved: Check them out here.

How do I find an internship? 

Finding an internship is similar to finding a job. Once you find a position, contact the Communication internship coordinator if you would like to earn credit. To get started in finding a position, consider these options:

Let family and friends know that you are looking; you never know what connections might be within your own circle.

1.     Check out the bulletin boards up by the COM office in 473 Communication Arts & Science.

2.     Register on MySpartanCareer.

3.     If you are looking at a specific town, search the web for the Chamber of Commerce or town website for information regarding businesses in the area.

4.     Consider not-for-profit organizations and find their local branch.

What if I am considering going to graduate school?

The first thing you should consider is taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or other appropriate entrance exam for the particular program you are considering. For further information on how to register for the GRE and testing services, check out the MSU Testing Office. For help in finding graduate programs in your area of interest, check out www.petersons.com for a comprehensive search of academic programs across the country.

 


 

JOURNALISM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I make an advising appointment?

Meet your Journalism advisors and view details on all your advising options, including how to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

I don't see any available appointments. What are my options?

The appointments are posted for a week at a time. They are in high demand and become booked very quickly. Advisors post appointments each Wednesday morning for the following week only; therefore that is an excellent time to log in to the appointment system. You may check for open appointments at any time because cancellations may occur. Express advising is also an option during Fall & spring semesters. On Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. you can come in and sign up to see an adviser on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary for Express advising.

If I am a prospective student, how can I meet with an academic adviser?

If you do not have an MSU Net ID, you can still make an appointment with an adviser. You will need to call the appropriate adviser in order to schedule the appointment. This list will provide adviser names, the majors they advise and phone numbers. Please note: current MSU students are not permitted to schedule an appointment by calling an adviser.

How do I change my major?

If you are below 56 credits, you will need to go to your UUD office and notify them you would like your major changed. The major change can take 24-48 hours to take effect. 
If you are above 56 credits, you must complete the JRN junior entrance class requirements (see below). After which a Journalism application must be completed. If your application is approved, you will be notified and told to begin the major change process. You will need to go to the Student Affairs Office of your current college, then to your current major Advising Office to pick up your files. Both files are then brought to 189 CAS. The major change will not be complete until you speak with an Office Assistant in 189 CAS.

When can I change my major to Journalism?

If you are below 56 credits, you can change your major at any point, assuming that you will complete the junior entrance class requirements and have turned in a Journalism application prior to earning 56 credits.

If you are above 56 credits, you will need to complete the junior entrance class requirements, submit a Journalism application, and have notification that you were approved prior to changing your major into Journalism.

Do I need to apply to the School of Journalism?

No, there is no application process to be admitted to the School of Journalism. However, to be eligible for admission into the program as a Junior you must complete the junior entrance requirements.

What are the junior entrance requirements for JRN?

You must complete the following requirements prior to reaching junior status (56 credits):

JRN 200 and JRN 108 with a 2.0 in each course with a 2.5 GPA between both. 
Non-majors at or above 56 credits must apply for a major change in 189 Comm.
You also need an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

How do I calculate my major GPA?

Login into your STUINFO account.  Click 'Courses by Subject.' Only use your JRN courses when calculating this. 
Step 1: Calculate the GPA points for each JRN course by taking the credits earned in that course and multiplying it by the grade you received. *
Step 2: Add all of the GPA points together for all JRN courses. 
Step 3: Divide total GPA points by total credits in JRN courses.

*If you received a 0.0 in a course the credits for that course must be added into your total credits in Step 3. If you repeated a course multiple times the most recent grade is the only one calculated into your major GPA, whether or not you received a higher grade. 

If you need assistance calculating your major GPA come into 189 CAS with a piece of picture ID

What are the prerequisites for a class?

Check out the Schedule of Courses or the Description of Courses for information on classes, including prerequisites, restrictions, descriptions and semester offerings.

How do I get an override for a JRN class?

If you are attempting to enroll for a class that is full or looking to have a prerequisite waived, you will need to submit an electronic request at http://override.cas.msu.edu

What is a 'late add' and how do I go about getting one?

The term 'late add' applies to adding any course after 5 p.m. on the fifth day of classes. At this time you need written permission from the instructor giving you clearance to add the class. You need to take this written permission to the department office that oversees the course.

Where is the Journalism Office located?

305 Communication Arts & Sciences.

How do I drop a course?

Anytime prior to the start of classes, through the middle of the semester you can drop your own classes on the WebEnroll System. 
If you are above 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you need to schedule an appointment with Ann Hoffman by calling Joyce Crandell at 355.1794. 
If you are below 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you will need to contact your UUD office.

How do I find which professor is teaching a class?

Use the Schedule of Courses to find the professor teaching a specific class. If no professor is shown, you can contact the Journalism Department for more information (517.353.6430).

How do I contact a professor?

Visit the Directory.

Does study abroad count as requirements?

It depends on the program. To view the programs offered by CAS, visit this site. Be sure to discuss your possibilities with both your regular academic adviser and the CAS Study Abroad Coordinator.

What classes count as literature?

An approved literature list is available.

I want to be on television, is journalism the right major?

Yes, electronic news (broadcast journalism) classes during the junior and senior year provide experience in this field.

I want to write for magazines, do I have to take news-writing classes?

Yes, the first two journalism classes JRN 200 and JRN 300 teach the AP Style of news writing. However, after those classes a student can choose from a number of labs including three classes that concentrate on magazine style writing.

How do I get involved in a Journalism student organization?

There are several groups with which you can be involved: Check them out here.

Can I apply for a position at the State News through the Journalism department?

No, the State News is an independent newspaper. Apply for internships or other positions through the website: statenews.com.

Is an internship required to graduate?

Journalism students are now required to have a professional equivalent experience. This can be met through an internship for credit.

How do I find an internship?

Finding an internship is similar to finding a job. Once you find a position, contact the Journalism internship coordinator if you would like to earn credit. To get started in finding a position, consider these options:

  1. Let family and friends know that you are looking; you never know what connections might be within your own circle.
  2. Register on MySpartanCareer.
  3. If you are looking at a specific town, search the web for the Chamber of Commerce or town website for information regarding businesses in the area.
  4. Consider not-for-profit organizations and find their local branch.

What if I am considering going to graduate school?

The first thing you should consider is taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or other appropriate entrance exam for the particular program you are considering. For further information on how to register for the GRE and testing services, check out the MSU Testing Office. For help in finding graduate programs in your area of interest, check out www.petersons.com for a comprehensive search of academic programs across the country. For information on the MSU J-School graduate degree program.

 

 


 

TELECOMMUNICATION, INFORMATION STUDIES AND MEDIA FAQS

How do I make an advising appointment?

Meet your TC advisors and view details on all your advising options, including how to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

I don't see any available appointments. What are my options?

The appointments are posted for a week at a time. They are in high demand and become booked very quickly. Advisors post appointments each Wednesday morning for the following week only; therefore that is an excellent time to log in to the appointment system. You may check for open appointments at any time because cancellations may occur. Express advising is also an option during Fall & spring semesters. On Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. you can come in and sign up to see an adviser on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary for Express advising.

If I am a prospective student, how can I meet with an academic adviser?

If you do not have an MSU Net ID, you can still make an appointment with an adviser. You will need to call the appropriate adviser in order to schedule the appointment. This list will provide adviser names, the majors they advise and phone numbers. Please note: current MSU students are not permitted to schedule an appointment by calling an adviser.

How do I change my major?

You must have an overall GPA of a 2.0 or higher. 
If you are below 56 credits, you will need to go to your UUD office and notify them you would like your major changed. The major change can take 24-48 hours to be take effect. 
If you are above 56 credits, you will need to go to the Academic and Student Affairs Office in Room 189 CAS. The major change will not be complete until you speak with an office assistant in 189 CAS.

How do I apply to the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media?

There is no application. If you are currently a TC major, your record will be reviewed upon completion of 56 credits.

How do I calculate my major GPA?

Login into your STUINFO account.  Click 'Courses by Subject.' Only use your TC courses when calculating this. 
Step 1: Calculate the GPA points for each TC course by taking the credits earned in that course and multiplying it by the grade you received. * 
Step 2: Add all of the GPA points together for all TC courses. 
Step 3: Divide total GPA points by total credits in TC courses.

*If you received a 0.0 in a course the credits for that course must be added into your total credits in Step 3. If you repeated a course multiple times the most recent grade is the only one calculated into your major GPA, whether or not you received a higher grade.

If you need assistance calculating your major GPA come into 189 CAS with a piece of picture ID

What are the prerequisites for a class?

Check out the Schedule of Courses or the Description of Courses for information on classes, including prerequisites, restrictions, descriptions and semester offerings.

How do I get an override for a TC class?

If you are attempting to enroll for a class that is full, you will need to sign up for an "alert" through Schedule Builder. This will notify you when a seat opens in the class. If you are looking to have a prerequisite waived, please use the online Course Request system: http://override.cas.msu.edu. For online sections of a course, please send request to adviser in that program (e.g., ADV 205 to ADV adviser). For all online CAS *** courses, please email Ann Hoffman, hoffman5@msu.edu. Please be sure to include your name, course #/section, semester and brief explanation for requesting the override.

What is a 'late add' and how do I go about getting one?

After the fifth day of the semester, adds into courses are normally not permitted. If there is an extenuating circumstance, they must request the late add through the Academic & Student Affairs office. The Academic & Student Affairs office will review circumstances and the student will be notified of the late add decision.

Where is the Academic & Student Affairs Office located?

189 Communication Arts & Sciences
517.355.1794

How do I drop a course?

Anytime prior to the start of classes, through the middle of the semester you can drop your own classes on the WebEnroll System. 
If you are above 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you need to schedule an appointment with Ann Hoffman by calling Joyce Crandell at 355.1794. 
If you are below 56 credits and it is after the middle of the semester you will need to contact your UUD office.

How do I find which professor is teaching a class?

Use the Schedule of Courses to find the professor teaching a specific class. If no professor is shown, you can contact the TC Department for more information (517.355.8372).

How do I contact a professor?

Visit the Directory.

What is a Cognate?

A cognate is a Media and Information degree requirement and an area of concentration outside of the student's major. The cognate may complement your concentration area or expand your knowledge and skills in a different area. You work with your adviser to build your cognate. Students must complete a cognate in 1 of the 4 following interdisciplinary areas: Business, Fine Arts, Physical Science or Social Science. Handouts of Cognates are available in room 189 Communication Arts & Sciences or online.

How do I substitute a class or waive a requirement?

To apply for a waiver, please use the online Course Request system: http://override.cas.msu.edu.

How do I get involved in a TC student organization?

There are several groups with which you can be involved: Check them out here.

How do I find an internship?

Finding an internship is similar to finding a job.

  1. Let family and friends know that you are looking; you never know what connections might be within your own circle.

12.Register on MySpartanCareer.

13.If you are looking at a specific town, search the web for the Chamber of Commerce or town website for information regarding businesses in the area.

  1. Consider not-for-profit organizations and find their local branch.

What if I am considering going to graduate school?

The first thing you should consider is taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or other appropriate entrance exam for the particular program you are considering. For further information on how to register for the GRE and testing services, check out the MSU Testing Office. For help in finding graduate programs in your area of interest, check out www.petersons.com for a comprehensive search of academic programs across the country.

Will I need to take the GRE to get into graduate school?

For most, but not all programs.

 

 

 

Master's in Communicative Sciences and Disorders Frequently Asked Questions

 

How many students enter the program each year?

Over the last several years, the number of entering master's students has ranged from 27-32.

How many students apply for admission each year?

The average number of M.A. applicants for the past several years has been approximately 225.

What is the deadline for applications?

All materials for domestic and international students must be submitted to the department by January 15th.

Are Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores required?

GRE scores are required and scores must be submitted to Michigan State University (University Code is 1465 and Dept. Code is 0602).

What is the minimum GRE score required for admission to the program?

There is no "minimum" GRE score requirement.  All application materials are evaluated, including the GRE score.

Are Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores required for international students?

TOEFL scores are required.  Our department also requires a spoken language sample.

What are the minimum TOEFL scores required for students admitted to the program?

Paper version, a minimum average of 580 with no subscores below 55. For the Computer version a minimum average of 237 with no subscores below 21 required. For the internet based test an average of 93 minimum with no subscores below 21.When submitting scores please use the university code of 1465 and 83 for the department code and submit directly to the Office of Admissions, 250 Administration Bldg. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.

What is the average grade point average required for admission to the program?

The average cumulative undergraduate GPA scores range is from 3.5 to 4.0, with this last year's admission (Fall 11 admission) was an average of 3.7.  Students with cumulative GPAs lower than 3.5 are considered for admission if the record indicates strong GRE scores and other significant credentials. The Michigan State University Registrar's office web pages says this "Admission to regular status in the Masters of Arts program is contingent upon a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university, and academic grade-point average of 3.00 or better in the last two years of undergraduate study".

Are factors other than GRE scores and GPA important in admissions decisions?

Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement are required and they are an important component of the application.  Letters of recommendation should be provided by individuals who can assess the applicant's ability to successfully engage in graduate studies.  Two of the three recommendation letters must be from academic instructors.  Please see "Apply Now" for complete instructions (electronic submissions only, NO HARDCOPIES accepted).

Is it possible to begin my graduate studies in a semester other than Fall?

The MA students' experience begins Fall semester of each year.

Can a student be admitted to the program without an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders?

Yes, provided the student has taken all required prerequisite coursework.

How long does it take to earn a Master's Degree?

Students most commonly complete the program in five (5) semesters.

Are scholarships available?

Funding options are available through the MSU Office of Financial Aid.  In addition, a limited number of stipend awards are presented to students by the department.

Program Completion Rate

Period

# completed program within expected time frame

# completed later than expected time frame

# not completing

% completing within expected time frame

2011-2013 28 2 1 90%
2010-2012 30 0 1 97%
2009-2011 28 0 1 100%
3 year average 29 n/a 1 96%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

Period

# taking exam

pass rate (%)

2011-2013 30 100%
2010-2012 27 100%
2009-2011 21 100%
3 year average 26 100%

Employment Rates of Graduation

Period

Employment Rate in Profession

 
# of graduates % of graduates
2010-2012 30 100
2009-2011 28 100
2008-20010 31 100
3 year average 29.6 100

 

 

STUDY ABROAD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Which study abroad program should I choose for my major?

You may participate in any study abroad program for which you are qualified. The credits don't necessarily have to be in your major and credits from other programs may still count toward your degree program if carefully planned. If you want to know how the credits fit into your degree, schedule an appointment with your regular advisor or with Jennifer New at www.cas.msu.edu/advising.

2. How do I find study abroad programs?

Use the Office of Study Abroad website to locate all study abroad programs currently offered by MSU. Go to: www.studyabroad.msu.edu. You can also use the CAS website to locate programs within our College.

3. When do I have to apply for a program?

The deadline for Summer and Fall programs is March 1st. The application deadline for Spring programs is October 15th. Since many summer programs fill up quickly, it is best to apply in the fall semester if you want to go to study abroad the following summer. For semester programs, it is best to give yourself adequate time to get courses approved and make other arrangements, such as housing.

4. Are there scholarships or is financial aid available to help me afford study abroad?

If you usually receive financial aid, then you can apply it to your study abroad experience. Just indicate on your study abroad application that you want to receive financial aid. There are scholarships available through the Study Abroad Office and for all the CAS programs. The CAS Study Abroad application is available online or in 189 CAS. Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF: download Adobe Reader for free.

5. How do I make an appointment for study abroad advising?

Go to the CAS website for making appointments, just as you always do, but select COM ARTS & SCI STUDY ABROAD, instead of your own major. This should take you to Jennifer New's study abroad appointments. New appointments are put online each Wednesday morning for the following week only. Also, study abroad advising is available during Express Advising each Wednesday from 8-11am and 1-4pm.

6. Where can I find additional information for parents?

Information for parents is found on the main MSU Study Abroad website section for parents.  In addition, emergency assistance informationis also available.

 

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