Research

We strive to achieve excellence in research, education and creative endeavors
in the complex role of human communication in everyday life.

What We Study

Top 10 Communication Program for Undergraduate or Graduate Study

Our distinguished school is where exciting new knowledge about communication is being created and ranks among the field's leaders in national standing and research in the following areas:

African-American-Issues-And-Civil-Rights, Asia, Biology, Children, China, Competence, Conflict, Conversation, Critical-Theory, Death, Deception, Demographics, Drugs, Education, Emotion, Family, Gender, Homosexuality, Intercultural, Interpersonal, Language, Marriage-And-Intimacy, Memory, Metaphor, Methodology, Nonverbal, Organizational, Popular-Culture, Race-And-Ethnicity, Religion, Sexuality, Small-Group-Roles, Social-Structure, Stress, Text-And-Writing, Theory (Communication Institute of Online Scholarship (C.I.O.S.), December 2012).

We are a top-tier school, based upon 21 different ranking criteria (National Research Council):

  • 13 out of 83 in Program Reputation
  • 11 out of 83 in Diversity
  • 35 out of 83 in Research

Our top-rated doctoral program is ranked 12 out of 60 programs based up the amount of faculty citations and publications and the number of faculty in our program. (Allen, et. al., 2012)

Top 10 Leading Research Program in:
#2 – Interpersonal Communication
#3 – Marriage and Intimacy, Sexuality
#5 – Organizational Communication
#5 – Theory
#6 – Intercultural Communication
#6 – Emotion
#8 – Family Communication
#10 – Research Methods
#11 – Health Communication
#12 – Race/Ethnicity

Research and Initiatives