The Manship School of Mass Communication has a 100-year tradition of communication education and a world-class faculty equipped to carry out advanced training and research. The school counts among its graduates many journalists, corporate executives, agency heads, political consultants, and other leaders in mass communication. Alumni are active in mobilizing public support for the school, providing internships, and assisting students with career advice.
The school’s faculty has been recognized for its high level of scholarly productivity. In addition, the school is home to the nation’s only doctoral program in media and public affairs in partnership with the Department of Political Science.
Professional mass communication programs offered by the school at the master’s level feature an appropriate theoretical and applied research foundation relevant to those who will shape the information age. The emphasis on applied research also means graduate students will have the opportunity to be involved in public service and research through the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and seminars in journalism, advertising, public relations, political communication, broadcasting, and Internet technologies.
Diversity is a major focus of the school. Some graduate students are selected to participate in The Forum on Media Diversity (www.mediadiversityforum.lsu.edu), a comprehensive resource on media diversity research and issues for both the media and scholars.