About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of how people create, transmit, interpret, evaluate and respond to messages to inform, relate to, and influence one another interpersonally, in small groups, in organizations, in public settings and across cultures. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the strategic aspects of social interaction, mediated communication, and the development of communication theories.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan C
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Jan 5, 2024
General: Apr 15, 2024
Space Available: Jun 1, 2024
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 5, 2024
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Stephanie Fallas
(530) 752-3464 |

Graduate Program Chair

Department Chair
Bo Feng
(530) 754-0978 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Drew Cingel

Advisor: General
Bo Feng
(530) 754-0978 |

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |

Senior Academic Advisor
Sarah Mooney
(530) 752-0650 |

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia