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Graduate degrees

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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Dr. Thomas Lessl has been granted the status of Professor Emeritus by President Jere Morehead and the University of Georgia. A beloved teacher and exacting scholar, Dr. Lessl taught at the university since 1985. He retired in August of this year. 
Congratulations Dr. Maryam Ahmadi for being awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Society of History & Rhetoric.
Our department is excited to see our alumni doing amazing things. One of those individuals, D.J. Shockley, spoke with UGA Today about his great achievements after completing his degree with UGA!

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