Academic Programs Catalog

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Media and Information

Linked Bachelor's-Master's Degree in Media and Information

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Information
Master of Arts Degree in Media and Information

The department welcomes applications from Michigan State University undergraduates majoring in Media and Information with at least 86 credits. Admission applications must be made prior to the final semester as a Media and Information undergraduate. Admission to the program requires a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50, a statement of goals for the master’s degree, Graduate Record Examination scores, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty in the Department of Media and Information, and an approved program of study for the master’s degree at the time of admission. To enter the Human Computer Interaction concentration in the master’s program, applicants must have already completed MI 220, 250, 320, and 350 obtaining a grade of at least 3.0 in each of these courses. To enter the Media and Information Management concentration in the master’s program, applicants must have already completed MI 302, 355, 360, and 452. The number of Media and Information majors admitted into the linked degree program will be limited by availability. Admission to the Linked Bachelor’s-Master’s Program allows the application of up to 9 credits toward the master's program for qualifying 400-level and above course work taken at the undergraduate level at Michigan State University or an external accredited institution. The number of approved credits, not to exceed 9, are applied toward the credit requirement of the master's degree. No 400-level courses with a grade lower than 3.0 will count toward the master’s degree. Credit obtained from 400-level pass-fail courses and internships will not count toward the degree. Credits applied to the Linked Bachelor's-Master's Program are not eligible to be applied to any other graduate degree program.