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, 2023
General: Apr 15, 2023
Space Available: Jun 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 5, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Stephanie Fallas
(530) 752-3464 |

Graduate Program Chair

Department and Program Chair
Laramie Taylor
(530) 754-0974 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Jaeho Cho
(530) 754-0975 |

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

Advisor: General
Jorge Pena
(530) 754-0977 |

Graduate Studies Contacts

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

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia