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. Figueroa-Caballero
Despite President Donald Trump’s negative rhetoric on undocumented immigrants, studies have shown that first-generation immigrants are less likely to commit criminal acts than their native-born...
University of Missouri Department of Communication Faculty Members are Named Editors of Two Top Communication Journals
By Anna Valiavska Two of the most prestigious peer-reviewed publications in the field of communication have selected University of Missouri Communication Department faculty as editors. The...
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! MCQ is a fundamental...
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...

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