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Now accepting graduate applications

Students in our MA and PhD programs work closely with award-winning faculty, pursue innovative research, and enjoy generous funding opportunities.

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The Department of Communication Studies is Dedicated to Understanding and Enriching Human Interaction

Communication is the human infrastructure of everyday personal, public and political life. By embracing both social scientific and humanistic approaches to communication, our undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to enrich human interaction in these different contexts. Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum offers particular strength in the theory and practice of interpersonal communication, health communication, political rhetoric, and public culture. 

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Congratulations to our department head, Dr. Peter O'Connell, on being a recipient of the 2022 Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award!
We are proud to announce several of our graduate students will be presenting at the 2022 NCA Conference this month in New Orleans. They have all worked tirelessly to prepare for their presentations.   

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