Since the inception in the 1920s, the University of Oklahoma Department of Communication has been committed to a social scientific approach to the study of the nature, process and effects of human communicative behavior.
The OU Department of Communication provides a broad-based liberal arts education and promotes communication research and development.
Communication courses explore the process of human interaction in interpersonal, intercultural and political contexts. Graduates from the OU Department of Communication find challenging careers in higher education, management, public relations, consulting and government.
Our graduate program is ranked among the finest in the country and is considered to be one of the major centers of communication research in the world. Our faculty and graduate students take pride in the department's excellent reputation among peer doctoral-granting departments throughout the United States. The department offers both a master of arts program and a doctor of philosophy program.
Through grants, publications, honors, and research projects, the faculty represents the finest combination of excellence in teaching and research. Professors in OU's Department of Communication have won numerous awards, including severaI prestigious university teaching awards. The department also is home to three Fulbright Scholars. OU communication scholars have produced a prolific amount of research, with more than 50 books, nearly 200 journal articles and book chapters, and more than 250 convention papers in the last ten years-ranking them among the top 20 programs in the nation.
To be eligible for enrollment for graduate study in the Department of Communication, the student must be admitted to the University, the Graduate College, and the Department of Communication. Students seeking admission in full standing must meet the admission requirements of the Department of Communication as well as the requirements established by the Graduate College.