The faculty members are keenly aware of our role in helping students appreciate and effectively negotiate the complex communication processes they encounter. Although we live in a changing world, the fundamentals of communication remain constant. Come see what we can do for you.

We offer the Bachelor of Arts and the MA and PhD degrees. Our focus areas are:

Interpersonal and Family Communication

Mass Media

Organizational Communication

Political Communication


In the News

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The department of Communication has a long and rich history with the University of Missouri dating back to 1940.  At that time, three faculty members of the English Department broke away to form a new program:  the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art.

Comm Week 2015

Join the Department of Communication in celebrating 75 years of communication during Comm Week 2015, April 20-24th!

Loren Reid, Professor Emeritus of Speech, influenced 9,000 MU student lives.

Melissa Click

Communication expert suggests book trilogy helps readers communicate with partners, improves relationships'

Brian Houston

J. Brian Houston, assistant professor of communication, received a 2014 Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, which is presented to junior faculty members who demonstrate superior research and creative activity.