ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Media and Information (formerly Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media), located within Michigan State University, is a dynamic, interdisciplinary community of scholars united by a passion for media and information. A research-active department, we bring together world-class researchers and experienced media designers to create a unique environment of engaged, innovative learning and scholarship. Our research groups cover all aspects of the modern information ecosystem. Strong teams exist in the areas of social media, human-computer interaction (HCI), management information systems, e-health, information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), media effects and policy, serious games and meaningful play, as well as media arts.

Research funding comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), USAID, NASA, and from private sector foundations, including the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Google, and Facebook. Faculty and students have been honored with numerous top paper prizes at national and international conferences, and prestigious awards, including four Distinguished Faculty Awards. Students gain hands-on research and design experience in the Behavior Information Technology (BIT) Lab, the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab, several creative media studios, and the Quello Center. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs position our student for a range of attractive career options in traditional and new media as well as in the information technology sector.

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Media and Information Faculty. Read more about their individual research interests on the Faculty page.