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Communications graduate students are challenged by faculty

Why pursue graduate communication studies at Missouri State?

  • The graduate courses are offered either online or in the evenings, allowing you to work while receiving your graduate degree.
  • The communication graduate program at Missouri State balances theory and research with service-learning and internship opportunities to prepare you for a variety of professional settings. 
  • Our courses are taught by faculty members who are published experts in their field.
  • Our small class sizes provide you with individualized attention, research opportunities and working partnerships with our faculty members.
  • Our graduate program allows you to specialize into a unique communication area, including conflict, organizational communication and public relations.

Blending research and theory

The faculty in the graduate communication program aim to deepen your understanding of the communication process and develop your skills in facilitating communication among other people. Whether you desire to advance in one of the growing communication fields or enrich your personal relationships, the communication program prepares you to be an effective, ethical and goal-based communicator.

Through your elective coursework, you can specialize into one or more of our areas of study:

  • Conflict and mediation
  • Family communication
  • Health communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Organizational communication
  • Public relations
  • Rhetoric and argumentation
  • Small group communication