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. 

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

Communication Studies students and faculty participated in three different Summer Study Abroad programs co-sponsored with the Department of Music and the McCoy College of Business.

Undergraduate student Kylie Arthur, M. A. student Luis OrtizDr. Elizabeth K. Eger, and M. A. student Cassidy Trim met as a new research team to discuss their funded research project partnering with LGBTQ+ Texan organizations and workers.

Dr. Manu Pokharel and co-author M.A. student Kirara Nagatsuka presented “Stories of regret and death: A social media experiment” to the Health Scholar Showcase hosted by Translational Health Research Initiative.