COMM Graduate Studies at the UofM

Doctoral and master's students choose the UofM because they are drawn to the strength of our faculty, the eclectic, easy-going character of our city and the flexibility of our programs. UofM affords students a richly varied cohort with peers who mirror the region's diversity.

With a streamlined curriculum geared to give students multiple pathways to graduation, we specialize in key research areas, while training Doctoral and Master's students in the scholarly, pedagogical and creative traditions central to the general study of communication. The program values interdisciplinary forms of inquiry, and our degree design lets students complement their studies in the field with courses from across the University's graduate curriculum.

Students enjoy access to first-rate facilities, conference travel support, cash awards for excellence and can receive renewable graduate assistantships that cover both tuition and living expenses.

The best way to learn about us is to review our website. If you still have questions email our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Craig O. Stewart.

Prospective Students

Graduate Programs

PhD in Communication with research areas in Rhetoric & Media Studies and Applied Communication.

MA in Communication with concentrations in Communication Studies (available face-to-face or online) or Film and Video Production.

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication (available online) designed for professionals in any of the healthcare professions or graduate students in communication studies, rhetoric, healthcare, or related disciplines.

Assistantships & Awards

We offer the following Assistantships and Awards: competitive assistantships (with a stipend and tuition remission) for PhD students; competitive scholarships for MA students; annual awards for excellence in research, teaching, and filmmaking; and travel funding for graduate assistants. Other financial assistance for graduate students is made available through the UofM's Financial Aid Office.

Meet Our Current Grad Students

Meet and learn about our current MA and PHD students.

Additional Information

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