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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.


Program Address

Department of Communication
462 Kerr Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-3464
(530) 752-8666

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 5, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 5, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements

Designated Emphases


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department and Program Chair
  • Communication
  • 07/01/2018

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Communication
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Communication
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Communication
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies