Today’s world demands professionals who can communicate clearly and work effectively with others. At MSU Moorhead, you'll learn to evaluate messages and make decisions based on what is seen and heard, with a heavy focus on development of interpersonal, group and team communication. MSUM's Communication Studies major will help you perfect these skills and find success in your career, community and personal relationships.
With two unique emphases, you’re able to focus your studies on the area of communication that interests you most.
Experienced, engaged professors teach from personal practice in the field and are actively engaged in service in their community and research in their field.
Experiential learning through applied projects in your classes enables you to become connected in the Fargo-Moorhead community through service, research and events.
A small student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get to know your professors on a first-name basis. They’ll become just as invested in your future as you are.
Communication Studies Student Success Stories
Visual Journalist Shari Gross is on staff at the Star Tribune, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year. Their coverage of the George Floyd murder and the reverberations that followed will make a difference in that community and beyond.
This fall, MSUM communication students have the distinct opportunity to work with Forum Communications through an apprenticeship program, offering the chance to collaborate with Forum staff and their peers.
Students in the COMM 440 class produced and directed the documentary, "MSUM: Under the Mask," which follows students, faculty and staff at MSUM during the pandemic.
Immerse yourself in the field of Communication Studies prior to graduation. Job shadow, find an internship, join a student organization, and more.