Our Reputation

In a recent reputational study of doctoral programs by the National Communication Association our programs are ranked among the highest in the country. (Detailed statistics are available at the National Communication Association website.

Reasons to Consider Purdue University for Graduate Studies in Communication

Our health, interpersonal, and organizational communication areas all were rated among the Top 10 in the US in the latest NCA reputational study of doctoral programs

Our public relations area was rated as one of 16 "Premier Programs for Graduate Study in Public Relations" based on nominations from PR faculty across the country (Source: B. L. Baxter, "Graduate Study in Public Relations, Profiles of the Country's Best College Programs," 2002)

Our Faculty

  1. Includes 3 of the 100 most prolific scholars in the field of Communication (Source: Communication Monographs, June 1999)

  2. Includes editors of leading scholarly journals such as Communication Yearbook, Human Communication Research, and Management Communication Quarterly

  3. Are recipients of dozens of major awards for their scholarship and teaching

  4. Are recipients of research grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIH, NIDA, NSF, USDHHS)

Our School

  1. Is housed in one of the newest buildings on campus, the $28.5M Steven C. Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education

  2. Operates a state-of-the-art integrative lab with computers and multimedia equipment, as well as an interaction research lab and electronic media center

Our Graduate Students

  1. Come from all over the United States and the world

  2. Develop individually-tailored programs of study with courses in Communication and nationally-ranked supporting departments (e.g., Management, Psychology)

  3. Receive hands-on research training through collaborative projects with faculty

  4. Develop impressive teaching credentials closely related to their programs of study, research interests, and career goals

Our Recent Graduates

  1. Hold faculty positions at prestigious public (e.g., U of Colorado, U of Maryland) and private (e.g., Boston College, Wabash College) universities

  2. Work for major business (e.g., Accenture, Kimberly Clark, Procter and Gamble), government (e.g., North Carolina Department of Resources, Indiana Department of Work Force Development), and non-profit organizations (e.g., March of Dimes)

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