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Graduate Students

Welcome to our Graduate Program

Our department offers graduate programs in Interpersonal & Health and Rhetorical Studies. Our Double Dawg, MA, and PhD programs offer study of personal, public, and political communication. Graduates can pursue professional or academic careers. 

Communication Studies Graduation
Graduation

 

Research is a central focus in all coursework and training at the M.A. and Ph.D. level. In both areas of specialization, students work closely with faculty to become successful teachers, independent scholars, and innovative researchers with the ability both to produce new knowledge about communication and to effectively share.

Program Information and Resources

Graduate Degree Programs
Detailed information about our graduate degrees including the MA and PhD degrees.

Degree Plan Options

Graduate education in the Department is particularly founded upon the ideal that each advanced learner’s individual interests and talents can be recognized, nourished, and honed in a climate of rigorous study. 

How to apply
Find application procedures for both the MA and PhD programs

Graduate Courses & Course Schedules
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules

Syllabi
Access syllabi for current and past Communication Studies courses.

Current Graduate Students
See a listing of our current graduate students

Graduate Assistantships
Current graduate students seeking an assistantship should review these opportunities

Forms
All the forms you will need in graduate school

Resources
Explore the Graduate Student Handbook and other resources

Jerold L. Hale Award
Learn more about our Student Service Award

Support our Department

We greatly appreciate your generosity. Your gift enables us to offer our students and faculty opportunities for research, travel, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Support the efforts of the Department of Communication Studies by visiting our giving section.

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