Welcome from the director

Birgit WassmuthWelcome to the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

The Miller School’s dynamic faculty and vibrant, accredited programs in advertising, public relations, and journalism/digital media are recognized leaders in mass media education. Our courses offer you everything from basic news writing to strategic communication to web design. In your classes you will learn how to create informational and persuasive media messages for use in multiple platforms, including print, broadcast, cable, and online/new technology outlets. You will be able to apply the skills and concepts you learn in class at various Kansas State student media outlets. 

Our student media are community-based, serving the university as well as the city of Manhattan and surrounding counties. While you are at KSU, you can be involved in student activities and organizations such as the Public Relations Student Society of America, Ad Club, the Student Journalism Education Association, KKSU-TV Channel 8 News, KSDB-FM radio, Wildcat Watch audio and video productions, TakeFlight Advertising and Public Relations Agency, the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper, and the Royal Purple yearbook. The Miller School is also home to the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and the Journalism Education Association. By coupling classes with your experiences in these media, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and leave the Miller School ready to hit the ground running in your chosen career. Your opportunities in the Miller School are limitless.

The Miller School attracts a diverse student population, and we received the KSU Outstanding Unit for Enhancing Diversity on campus in 2008-09. Our undergraduate and graduate students are some of the most academically talented students on campus. We attract students from all over the world who want to come here to study journalism and mass communication. We also send our students abroad and have international ties in such areas as South America, Europe, and Asia. Our faculty is highly international in scope as well, offering study and research experiences in such exotic locations as the Galapagos Islands and Nairobi, Kenya. 

So, whether you are interested in advertising, broadcast/digital news, photography, print journalism, public relations, or new media, the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is the place to be. You won’t find a more enthusiastic group of students, faculty or staff ... or a nicer community in which to live. If you have questions, feel free to contact anyone of us. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,
Birgit Wassmuth
Director, A.Q. Miller School