PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Communication, Michigan State University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 83 Communication programs


Range of Rankings
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2-12

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 83 Communication programs


Range of Rankings
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3-50

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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681

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$23,196
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$470
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$967

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$23,196
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$470
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$478

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$50

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$7,444
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,708

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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53%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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23%
FELLOWSHIP
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10%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
83%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
3%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
3%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
83%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
13%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Communication doctorate recipients from Michigan State University


Median tuition remission

50%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
15%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
2%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
37%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
46%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Communication doctorate recipients from Michigan State University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

4.3

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

65%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
80%
Negotiating with specific organizations
11%*
Still seeking
9%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
2%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
88%
Private sector
10%
Government
0%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
28%
Teaching
55%
Management or administration
17%
Professional services to individuals
0%

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
26%
Outside the United States
74%

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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17

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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NO
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 83 Communication programs


Range of Rankings
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2-18

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.7
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.0

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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37%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.1

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 83 Communication programs


Range of Rankings
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19-49

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
50%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
6%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
42%
FEMALE
58%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
72%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
28%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
9%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
60%
HISPANIC
0%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
75%
PART TIME
25%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
44%
FEMALE
56%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
73%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
27%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
5%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
1%
ASIAN
4%
WHITE
58%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
29%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
69%
PART TIME
31%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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44
Interdisciplinary faculty
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59%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
53
First year
11

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.5

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Communication degrees from Michigan State University


Master's degrees/year

17.2

Doctoral degrees/year

6.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(517) 355-1855 ext. 1855


Location

East Lansing, MI 48824-1046


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Communication degree recipients from Michigan State University and may include graduates from more than one program.