Colleges for Communications Degrees: List of U.S. Schools, Colleges, and Universities with Communications Majors

Published Sep 04, 2009

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Thinking of pursuing a degree in Communications? There are many universities that offer bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. programs with areas of study that match your interests and career goals. Arizona State, Ohio State and the University of Florida are three of the largest schools in the country offering Communications programs.

Details of Communications Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree in Communications

Depending on the school, the undergraduate Communications program will offer either a B.A. or a B.S. upon completion. The curriculum may include public speaking, electronic media, communication and rhetorical theory, argument analysis, history of communication and persuasive communication. Many programs require students to intern with marketing or public relations firms, broadcasting stations or other industries that require Communications personnel.

Master of Arts in Communications

Many university graduate programs in Communications are geared toward students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. or work as researchers in Communications industries. Students in a master's program in Communications can specialize in many areas, including health communication, performance studies, communication technology, rhetorical studies, political communication and communication theory.

Doctor of Philosophy in Communications

The Ph.D. program in Communications is generally designed for students who plan to pursue academic careers as college or university professors. Students can choose a variety of concentrations, including those in organizational communication, intercultural communication, rhetoric and language, interpersonal communication and communicative development.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Communications Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Arizona State University4-year Public67,082Tempe, AZ 85287(480) 965-9011
Ohio State University4-year Public53,715190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210(614) 292-6446
University of Florida4-year Public51,474355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611(352) 392-3261
University of Minnesota4-year Public51,140100 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455(612) 625-5000
University of Central Florida4-year Public50,1214000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816(407)823-2000
University of Texas4-year Public49,984Austin, TX 78712(512) 471-3434
Texas A&M University4-year Public48,039College Station, TX 77843(979) 845-3211
Michigan State University4-year Public46,510East Lansing, MI 48824(517) 355-1855
University of South Florida4-year Public46,1894202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa FL 33620(813) 974-2011
Pennsylvania State University4-year Public44,406201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802(814) 865-4700
University of Illinois4-year Public43,246601 E. John St, Champaign, IL 61820(217) 333-1000
New York UniversityPrivate Non-Profit42,18970 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012(212) 998-1212
University of Wisconsin4-year Public41,620500 Lincoln Dr, Madison WI 53706(608) 262-1234
Purdue University4-year Public41,433Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907(765) 494-4600

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