Communication Studies

A defining—and extraordinary—quality of the Communication Studies Program at Texas State University is the ability of our faculty members to combine the best aspects of teaching and mentoring students with the process of exploring new ideas through research. Communication Studies students are skilled researchers, writers, speakers, and problem-solvers. The faculty and staff in the Department of Communication Studies are experts at helping students understand the vital connections between research and teaching inside and outside the classroom. In our view, solving communication problems and educating tomorrow's leaders go hand-in-hand. 


Assistant Professor in Comm Studies (Civic Engagement)

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focuses upon civic engagement. This interest area broadly includes the examination of communication processes related to community engagement, public advocacy, political activism, social inequalities, and social justice movements.

Your Goals, Your Degree

With the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, students can choose from four optional concentrations: Relationship Management and Well-being, Professional and Organizational Advancement, Persuasion, Advocacy, and Civic Engagement, and Teacher Certification.

Outstanding & Innovative Master's Program

Texas State's Department of Communication Studies was awarded Outstanding Master's Degree Program (2018) by the National Communication Association. Our program demonstrates excellent quality in developing research and teaching that mentors students well in their personal and professional growth.

Study Abroad & Study In America

The world is your new classroom. Enhance your knowledge of Communication Studies by experiencing a vast array of diverse environments both at home and abroad.

Department News & Upcoming Events

The Career Readiness Program, led by Dr. Michael Burns, is hosting multiple events this semester, all featuring Texas State Alumni.

M.A. students Camille Kenner and Luis Ortiz presented "Drowning in oil: A case study of a small paper company in Odessa, Texas" at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference in Austin, TX. 

Marian Houser published the third edition of “Handbook of Instructional Communication: Principles & Practices of Teaching Rhetorical & Relational Perspectives” with M.A. alum Angela Hosek.