Graduate Program

We are proud to offer a M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication. Our graduate program was identified as one of the top M.A. programs in the Eastern United States and “among the most rigorous academic master’s programs in the country.” Each year about 20-25 graduate students actively pursue graduate degrees. With 8 graduate faculty, we work closely with students in courses and on various academic projects and research interests.


Master of Arts Degree

The M.A. program combines teaching and research in a curriculum that prepares students for scholarly inquiry or work outside the academy. We emphasize a broad understanding of historical and contemporary theories; the research skills necessary to explore and contribute to knowledge; and the ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom in public and private organizations. The Master of Arts in Communication provides students with a broad foundation for doctoral study and for employment as communication specialists and professionals.  More information can be found here.


Ph.D. Degree

The Department of Communication and Journalism offers a Ph.D. in Communication.  The program enrolls approximately 10 doctoral students at a time and is designed for students looking to integrate the theory and research of Communication with a secondary concentration in another Recent graduates discipline such as Psychology, Sustainability Science, English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History, and more. Our successful Ph.D. students are prepared to: become a faculty member or join an appropriate profession; conduct research while utilizing theories and methods blended from different disciplines; make linkages between disciplines and professions. More information can be found here.