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

Mediated Communication

Organizational Communication

Political Communication


In the News


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.

Steven A. and Sue Beebe

As a 22-year-old doctoral student, I remember being quite intimidated by my older, wiser, and more-experienced fellow students during my first semester of doctoral work at Mizzou in fall 1973. I was scared.

Julius Riles

New Communication faculty member studies how the media we use influences our attitudes toward others.

Dr. McKinney

Dr. Mitchell McKinney, Director of MU’s Political Communication Institute, is one of the nation’s most respected authorities on presidential debates.

Brian Houston

The Disaster and Community Crisis Center, co-directed by Dr. Brian Houston, is developing tools for educators helping children involved in natural disasters.