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

Dr. Debbie Dougherty

Research by Dr. Debbie Dougherty and Dr. Marlo Goldstein Hode indicates that employee interpretation of sexual harassment policies may render the policy ineffective.

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.

Horstman Haley

Research by Dr. Haley Horstman and her colleagues shows that storytelling helps daughters make sense of their difficult experiences and work through their emotions

Turns out primary debates matter way more than the generals - Vox

Dr. Mitchell McKinney and Dr. Ben Warner received national attention from Vox.com for their presidential campaign debate research.

Razia Hutchins, a freshman communication major at Mizzou

Freshman Communication major Razia Hutchins has made it her mission to end violence.