Communication Colleges

For prospective students of the communication major looking to receive a communication degree, here is a list of colleges by state and whether they offer undergraduate or graduate programs:

Alabama
University of Alabama (UA) (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Arizona
Arizona State University (ASU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Arizona (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Arkansas
Arkansas State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

California
Cal Poly (Undergraduate)
California State University at Fullerton (Undergraduate, Graduate)
California State University at Northridge (CSUN) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB) (Undergraduate)
Pepperdine University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
San Jose State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Sonoma University (Undergraduate)
Stanford (Undergraduate, Graduate)
UC San Diego (UCSD) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Santa Barbara (UCSB) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
USC (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Colorado
Colorado State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Colorado at Denver (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Denver (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Connecticut
University of Connecticut (UConn) (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Florida
Florida Atlantic University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Florida State University (FSU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Miami (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of South Florida (USF) (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Georgia
Georgia State University (GSU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Georgia (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Illinois
Northwestern University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Chicago at Illinois – UIC (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Indiana
Indiana University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Purdue University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Iowa
University of Iowa (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Kansas
University of Kansas (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Kentucky
University of Kentucky (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Louisiana
Louisiana State University (LSU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Maryland
University of Maryland (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Massachusetts
Boston University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Michigan
Michigan State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Wayne State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Minnesota
University of Minnesota (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Winona State University (Undergraduate)

Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Missouri
University of Columbia Missouri (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Nebraska
University of Lincoln-Nebraska (UNL) (Undergraduate, Graduate)

New Jersey
Rutgers (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno (Undergraduate)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Undergraduate, Graduate)

New Mexico
University of New Mexico (Undergraduate, Graduate)

New York
Alfred University (Undergraduate)
Cornell University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
New York University (NYU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University at Albany (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University at Buffalo (SUNY) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Syracuse University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Undergraduate)

North Dakota
North Dakota State University (NDSU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of North Dakota (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Ohio
Baldwin Wallace College (Undergraduate)
Bowling Green State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Kent State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Ohio University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Ohio State University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Oregon
Northwest Christian University (Undergraduate)
University of Oregon (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Western Oregon University (Undergraduate)

Pennsylvania
Duquesne University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Penn State (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Pennsylvania (Penn) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Pittsburgh (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Villanova University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Tennessee
University of Memphis (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Tennessee (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Texas
Texas A&M University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Texas Tech University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of North Texas (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Texas at Austin (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Virginia
Christopher Newport University (Undergraduate)
James Madison University (Undergraduate)

Washington
University of Washington (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Washington State University (WSU) (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Western Washington University (Undergraduate)

Washington, D.C.
Gallaudet University (Undergraduate)
Howard University

West Virginia
Marshall University (Undergraduate, Graduate)
West Virginia University (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin–Madison (Undergraduate, Graduate)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Undergraduate, Graduate)

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28 Comments

  1. Villanova’s Department of Communication should also be on the Pennsylvania list. We have both graduate and undergraduate programs. For more details, check out the website!

  2. Under Oregon, you might add Northwest Christian University, which has an undergraduate Speech Communication major.

  3. Do you know of any other resources? I intend on applying to a masters program (or a PhD if no terminal masters is offered) in media studies / communication, technology, and society. There are about 10 universities that roughly fit my interest, with a handful of those that do fit them very well.

    The National Communication Association put out a list of PhD programs ranked by the different disciplines within communications, but I have already exhausted that list

  4. The Texas list should include University of North Texas, which offers both B.A. and M.A./M.S. degrees in Communication Studies.

  5. You might want to add Nevada to the list. The university of Nevada Reno and the university of Nevada Las Vegas both offer bachelors and masters degree programs in communication.

  6. Under Wisconsin you should add University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They offer undergraduate and graduate degrees (MA and PhD). Thanks!

  7. I think you should also provide a list of schools in Arkansas. I know for sure that Arkansas State offers both an undergraduate and
    a graduate degree in Communication Studies.

    Sincerely,

    Bradley Haynes

  8. West Virginia University has a tremendous Communication Studies Program which includes BA, MA (Communication/Instructional/Corporate) and PhD.

    J. Richards, MA ’02

  9. Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton has the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies. It offers BA degrees in Communication Studies and Multimedia Studies as well as offering graduate MA degrees in Communication Studies.

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