Students meet their advisors

Guiding your academic path

The faculty in the communication department are committed to helping you plan and schedule your courses to successfully fulfill University requirements and to achieve your academic and career goals. To ensure that you are on-track with your studies, plan to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester.

Undergraduate advising

To be assigned an advisor, contact the department of communication, located in Craig Hall 375. If you have forgotten who is assigned as your advisor, log in to My Missouri State and select the Student tab, then Student Profile link.

Once you have been assigned an advisor within the communication department, you can contact your advisor directly to schedule appointments for advising. If you have completed fewer than 75 hours, you are required to speak with and receive your advisor's release to register for classes.

Graduate advising

If you are pursuing a Master  of Arts in Communication, contact Dr. Jake Simmons, director of graduate studies, for advising assistance. You must receive advisor release prior to registering for each semester of graduate study.

If you are a student in the MPS applied communication option, contact Dr. Gerald Masterson to schedule an advising appointment. If you are pursuing the certificate in conflict and dispute resolution, contact Dr. Charlene Berquist, the certificate advisor, to schedule an advising appointment and establish your program of study.

Graduate students are also required to submit an advisor approved program of study to the Graduate College before 14 hours have been completed.