The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri has a long history of leadership in the field of communication. Our faculty and students are engaged in important research, excellent teaching, and community outreach.

We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. communication degrees.

Our department teaching and research focus areas are:

  • Interpersonal and Family Communication
  • Mediated Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Diversity, Identity, and Communication
  • Health and Crisis Communication

In the News

Dr. Rebecca J. Meisenbach

The Department of Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Rebecca J. Meisenbach will be the new editor of Management Communication Quarterly (MCQ) beginning January 2019!

Research and Faculty Spotlight – July 2018

Learn about some of the ongoing research and community engagement in the MU Department of Communication in this July 2018 Research and Faculty Spotlight.

Dr. Colleen Colaner

Associate Professor of Interpersonal and Family Communication Dr. Colleen Colaner has been selected as the Department of Communication's new Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Colaner is excited about her new role.

Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Associate Professor of Mediated Communication has been appointed Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the University of Missouri’s Office of Graduate Studies.


The Media & Diversity Center, co-directed by Dr. Elizabeth (Lissa) Behm-Morawitz and Dr. Julius Riles, is successfully launched to enhance the diversity of portrayals in the media.

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