Why Choose the Department of Communication at UB?

Our faculty are committed to teaching and mentoring in a collaborative environment that provides you practical training in state-of-the art social scientific techniques. With fewer than 50 graduate students, you will receive personalized tutelage and work closely with faculty.


Work with highly accomplished scientists committed to helping you learn how to identify key questions and apply cutting-edge tools to find their solutions.

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Work with faculty members who publish regularly and serve on editorial boards in the premier journals in communication, social psychology and information science


Hear from our current and former students about how our faculty mentors contribute to a rich learning experience. With fewer than 50 graduate students, you will work closely with faculty on research.


A diverse, international faculty and student body. Undergraduate students can study—and PhD students often teach—in our Singapore program.

Interconnected networks of science. .

Our faculty apply a scientific approach to studying communication phenomena. Learn state-of-the-art research methods and data analysis procedures.

Professor Mark Frank working with a student on his research.

Apply classroom knowledge to research projects that deal with real-world problems. We also offer active participation in research projects and the potential for experience in grant writing and refereed journal articles

Environmental portrait of Michael Stefanone.

Our faculty is highly productive, regularly publishing in top journals in communication and related fields.

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We conduct research in several “strategic strenths” of the UB2020 plan, including Civic Engagement & Public Policy, Extreme Events, Health & Wellness across the Lifespan, and Information & Computing Technology.