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

TEDx takes place February 11th on campus at the Performing Arts Center. Click here to view the list of speakers and purchase tickets.

M.A. alum Justin Garcia, Manager of Global Lead Development for Amazon Webservices (AWS), hosted an interviewing intensive workshop for the Career Readiness Program.

As the current President of the National Communication Association, Roseann Mandziuk presented “From Lee to Jackson: Dismantling Structures of Oppression in New Orleans” to the opening session of the NCA convention in New Orleans.