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The Communication program at the University of Cincinnati promotes knowledge of human communication through research, teaching, and service. We are located in an urban center within a large research university, which provides a dynamic context for connecting theory and practice.

Our award-winning faculty members share a distinctive focus on contemporary social problems. Research centers on understanding issues of voice, identity, public participation, and advocacy/leadership across communication domains including interpersonal, political, organizational, rhetorical, environmental, health, and mediated communication.

Our program promotes excellence in teaching and emphasizes experiential learning and community engagement for students through team-based projects, internships and residencies, service learning and collaboration with community organizations. We offer a nationally-certified public relations program and represent a model community engagement department. Our Master's Degree in Communication provides small cohorts with the focused attention of excellent faculty in preparing for doctoral studies or professional careers.


Please use the resources below for more information on the situation on campus and to locate individuals who can assist you with any program concerns. 

Coronavirus Updates: 

  • Director of Communication Undergraduate Studies: Steve Fuller |
  • Director of Public Relations Undergraduate Studies: Amber Gee |
  • Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Omotayo Banjo |
  • Interim Program Head: Dr. Suzanne Boys |
  • Program Manager: Kate Katzarova |
  • Financial Administrator 2: Amanda Powell |
  • Business Administrator: Ashley Hutchison |



Office Location: 137 Arts & Sciences Hall | Phone Number: (513) 556-4440

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UC offers new PhD opportunity in communication

November 9, 2022

The University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences now offers a PhD program in communication with an emphasis on social justice. Among the areas of focus for the new doctoral program are culture and globalization, health and environment communication, and interpersonal communication and leadership, among others. “Many of the social and professional issues that we are facing in the world today, including access to health information, stereotypes in the media, the consumptive culture, climate change activism, and more, can be traced to problematics in social justice topics,” says professor of communication Gail Fairhurst.


UC film and media studies grad finds home in regional theater

November 4, 2022

Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to find your true passion. University of Cincinnati alumna Deja Shanks took a second swing at her path and found professional home near the footlights and greasepaint at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.


USA TODAY: Fact check: Identical injured dog posts are a viral...

October 21, 2022

UC social media expert cited in USA Today explains how social media posts can be replicated to see who might be vulnerable to sad stories such as a dog getting hit by a car. Use caution and verify posts through outside sources, says Jeffery Blevins, professor and head of UC's Department of Journalism.

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