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A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan has a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to studying and teaching about the mass media and emerging media: their evolution, their effects, their uses by everyday people, and their regulation and industry practices. We have a highly sought-after and rigorous undergraduate major, world-renowned faculty, a prestigious Ph.D. program, and a large cohort of dedicated and successful alumni.