Our department offers bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees in communication.

  • Master's Degree Program (MA)
    The program emphasizes the social scientific study of the communication process, with coursework focusing on communication theory and research methodologies.
  • Doctoral Degree Program (PhD)
    As a PhD student in Communication, you will learn cutting-edge social scientific methods from leading scholars in the field.
  • Graduate Application
    Our department offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in communication. Learn about our admissions criteria and how to apply at the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level.
  • Graduate Student Research
    Our faculty support graduate student-led research during their studies in our department. They have helped outstanding students to receive prestigious dissertation funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, Dissertation Fellowships and Mark Diamond Research Fund at UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Top Paper Awards at various international and national conferences. Some faculty provide research support to students through their funded grants. Some students also work independently on conference papers and publications with peer support. Below are some examples of such journal publications.
  • Student Association
    The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) is affiliated with the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UB and organizes academic and social events throughout the year. All MA and PhD students will be invited to join CGSA at the graduate program orientation and have opportunities to take an active role to serve the community in various positions.