Why Manship?

We are among the strongest mass communication programs in the country, according to outside accreditors. Learn why you should be a part of our family!

Roadmap to Fall

Fall semester and on-campus instruction will begin on August 24. LSU will follow all CDC and state safety guidance. 

Please check the "Roadmap to Fall" website for:

  • Return to Campus Form
  • COVID 19-Protocol
  • Guidance on How to Report Positive Test Results or Exposure
  • Information and Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff
  • Roadmap to Fall 2020 PDF
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Roadmap to Fall 

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Pursuing excellence in media & public affairs

In 1998, the Manship School of Mass Communication established the nation's first and only doctoral program specializing in media & public affairs. Soon after, the school's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs was formed, with the mission of generating thoughtful programs, dialogue, and research on mass communication and its many faceted relationship with social, economic, and political issues. Manship students stay engaged in the local, state, and national public affairs conversations of the day through events like the annual Breaux Symposium and the Sports Communication Summit, and hosting the 2014 U.S. Senate debate, and the 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debate.