Dean's Letter

Dept Chair Wickham

Welcome to the future.  The Department of Communication Studies has changed. We have undergone a transition that will make us more dynamic, more interactive and more focused on providing students great classroom experiences. But maybe even more exciting, we will make it possible for students to put to use, in real-life settings, what they learn in the classroom.

We've merged learning with practice by offering students a seamless transition from the classroom to the real-life world of journalism and mass communication. What we now teach students in class, we will soon make it possible for them to do in workplaces we will create.

This change is part of the new trend in journalism and mass communication education. It's based on what medical school students experience at teaching hospitals where they not only are taught medicine, they also get to practice it under the close supervision of doctors and medical educators. This model is the future for education in journalism and mass communication programs - and Morgan State University will be on the cutting edge of this change.

You now have a front-row seat to our transition, and will benefit from the changes we make, as they are implemented. If you are a high school student - or the parent of one - I invite you to come to campus for an up-close look at the exciting things we're doing at Morgan State University to "Grow the Future and Lead the World" in the teaching of journalism and mass communication.

 

DeWayne Wickham
Dean, School of Global Journalism & Communication