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Thank you for visiting the MSU Mass Communication Department. With about 140 mass communication majors, the department is big enough to offer a wide range of opportunities yet small enough to offer a personal connection. Students will find professors with open doors who are willing to help them navigate the curriculum, scholarships, careers and most anything else that comes up.

Our students win awards in state, regional and national competitions on an annual basis, most recently the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Broadcast Education Association and Collegiate Broadcasting Inc. Our graduates have gone on to careers not only in media-related fields such as television, journalism, advertising and public relations but also in management, event-planning, teaching, law and marketing. Alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes and gone on to some of the best graduate schools in the country.


Please contact Dr. Jim Sernoe for further information. He is always happy to talk to prospective majors about the terrific experience you will have as a mass communication major.


Mission Statement 

The mission of the Mass Communication program is to prepare Bachelor of Arts graduates for employment in the multidiscipline media arena and/or graduate education. The mission will be achieved by evolving curriculum that stresses both theoretical principles and practical application of current theory.