What you can expect from us...

At the School of Communications, you can expect to find a friendly and welcoming environment where you can thrive, make lifelong friends, and achieve your academic goals. Check out these SoC students and their stories...

How GVSU prepared me for my profession...

SoC Student, Mercedes Barragan, talks about how GVSU taught her to be a critical thinker and advocate for diversity.

How GVSU made me a well-rounded person...

SoC student from Malaysia talks about how GVSU gave him the space to grow and learn about America and also receive a well-rounded education.

How GVSU prepared me for the real world...

How GVSU taught me to be a self-starter...

SoC student, Alan Carter, contributes to the multicultural atmosphere on campus.

SoC Program Summaries

Advertising & Public Relations
Advertising & Public Relations

The Advertising & Public Relations program is based in Lake Superior Hall. The program coordinator is Tim Penning.

What to Expect in Advertising & Public Relations

The Advertising and Public Relations major prepares graduates to be successful as advertising and public relations practitioners in today's fast-changing industry and society.

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Communication Studies
Communication Studies

The Communication Studies program is based in Lake Superior Hall. The program coordinator is Robert Swieringa.

What to expect in Communication Studies

The Communications Studies program is designed as a generalist program that is flexible and customizable. 

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Health Communication
Health Communication

The Health Communication program is based in Lake Superior Hall. The program coordinator is Haiying Kong.

What to Expect in Health Communication

Health Communication students receive a great liberal arts education and take advantage of opportunities they can't find anywhere else. But most importantly, our graduates get jobs in their chosen fields.

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Multimedia Journalism
Multimedia Journalism

The Multimedia Journalism program is based in Lake Superior Hall. The program coordinator is Eric Harvey.

What to Expect in Multimedia Journalism

The Multimedia Journalism major at Grand Valley State University prepares the next generation of storytellers to succeed and lead in a rapidly changing media landscape.

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Communication, M.S.
Communication, M.S.

The Communication, M.S. program is based in Lake Superior Hall. The program coordinator is Alex Nesterenko.

What to Expect in Communication, M.S.

The Master of Science in Communication (MSCom) is a versatile program that meets the needs of communication professionals. Individuals in public relations, advertising, promotions, journalism, broadcasting, and health communication, to name a few, as well as those seeking to enhance their organizational effectiveness, find the MSCom program to be rewarding and beneficial.

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Why GVSU?

Grand Valley State University is the top choice for students throughout Michigan and the country. Why? Because of the excellent educational experience we offer and because of our dedicated faculty. With more than 25,000 students, we're big enough to have the impact of a major university and small enough to give you the support and resources you need to succeed.

 

At GVSU...

<p>It's possible to receive a nationally known education without a ton of debt.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2019/gvsu-named-best-college-buy-for-24-consecutive-11222.htm">Reader more</a> about why GVSU has been named 'Best College Buy' for 24 consecutive years.</p>

It's possible to receive a nationally known education without a ton of debt.

Reader more about why GVSU has been named 'Best College Buy' for 24 consecutive years.

<p>The student population is growing, while other schools are shrinking.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2019/gvsu-welcomes-one-of-its-largest-first-year-11200.htm">Read more</a> about how GVSU welcomed one of its largest incoming classes this year.</p>

The student population is growing, while other schools are shrinking.

Read more about how GVSU welcomed one of its largest incoming classes this year.

<p>There is an unwavering commitment to diversity.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2019/gvsu-earns-national-award-for-commitment-to-diversity-11197.htm">Read more</a> about how GVSU earned a national award for its commitment to diversity.</p>

There is an unwavering commitment to diversity.

Read more about how GVSU earned a national award for its commitment to diversity.

<p>There is a commitment to excellence.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2019/gvsu-named-a-top-public-university-by-us-11178.htm">Read more</a> about how GVSU was named a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.</p>

There is a commitment to excellence.

Read more about how GVSU was named a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.

This is what's waiting for you...

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Apply now!

Applying to college is a big deal and an important step toward your future. We want you to know that we are here for you! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. We have a rolling admissions policy. That means you can apply year-round and students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.

Connect with Us&#x21;
Connect with Us!

Follow Grand Valley Admissions and the School of Communications (link to the SoC social media page here) on social media to stay updated on the latest news. You can also request info about specific academic programs.

Visit us&#x21;
Visit us!

Want to experience the Laker Effect in person? Schedule a campus visit! This is a great way for you and your family to get a feel for the school and the Laker life. You can also meet with an admissions counselor on your visit, to get all of your questions answered.

Explore Our Curriculum&#x21;
Explore Our Curriculum!

Want to learn more about the majors in the School of Communications? You can also take a look at the classes each of our programs offers: Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, Health Communication, Multimedia Journalism, and Masters of Communication.