Master of Arts Program: Careers for the Information Age

Information technology and media continues to reshape how we live and work. Today’s knowledge-intensive economy requires professionals who understand how it can be used to build more competitive businesses and improve the world. This website is a dedicated resource for those interested in graduate studies in Media and Information; you may also visit the main website of the Department of Media and Information.

Join us for a live online chat!

Monday May 7 from 10am-noon ET. It will be on Zoom with Meeting ID 862-578-3972

Join us for a live chat with Dr. Constantinos Coursaris – Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University. Learn more here.

Why Earn a Master’s in Media and Information?

Using the latest tools and cutting-edge knowledge, we help you develop capabilities that place you at the forefront of advanced communications and media. We offer a variety of courses and pathways through our program that allow you to customize your experience to help you meet your future goals. You can explore a variety of routes through our program below, or create your own path:

Master’s in Media and Information

+ Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Focus

The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focus is designed to prepare students and industry professionals for careers in user experience, interaction design, usability, and information architecture. With the pervasive use of information technology across all organizations, these qualifications are highly sought after. Classes emphasize project experience as they cover human-centered design methods, theory, and practice.
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+ Media Information Management Focus

The MIM focus is designed for students and industry professionals, who wish to gain skills in applying new information and communication technologies in organizations. Not only will you learn about the technologies and their operation, your coursework will focus on how to use them to build sustainable organizations and implement superior competitive strategies. Many of our students become entrepreneurs and others find employment from small to very large businesses and corporations.
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+ Games and Transmedia Focus

Games, both digital and non-digital, and film have long served as the leading visual forms of non-fiction and fictional storytelling. Recently, as the lines between these various forms of storytelling have begun to become less clear, the term “transmedia,” has been used to describe the way that stories are increasingly told through interconnected experiences across multiple media platforms such as films, games, virtual reality, mobile apps, social media, and comics. The games and transmedia focus brings storytellers with expertise in one of the above forms of storytelling and puts them into collaboration with storytellers from other forms. This is a “studio” focused concentration, with the production of media products in collaboration with peers within the concentration and with undergraduate students interested in working on these various forms of storytelling media.
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+ Serious Game Design & Research Graduate Certificate

Our modular and flexible curriculum design allows HCI students the option to acquire a Serious Game Design and Research Certificate while working toward their MA degree. Games are increasingly used for purposes other than entertainment: to train professionals, to educate customers, and to stimulate lifelong learning.
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