Communication Graduate Program Information

Admission to any graduate program at UWM begins with an application to the Graduate School. Students that have decided they want to be admitted to one of the Department of Communication’s graduate or certificate programs is strongly encouraged to access the Graduate School’s websites:

UWM Graduate School Information
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UWM Graduate School
Communication Online Catalog
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Tuition and Fees
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UWM Schedule of Classes
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The Graduate Program in Communication at UWM encompasses advanced degrees, Masters of Arts in Communication [M.A.] and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication [Ph.D.], offered by the Department of Communication. Each graduate degree has its own unique programmatic content developed by department faculty and approved by UWM’s Graduate Faculty Committee (and when necessary other governance bodies, administrators, and/or the UW System).

Master of Arts in Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication is designed to provide breadth and depth of study in the following areas: Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication/Mediation, Intercultural/International Communication, Organizational/Professional Communication, and Rhetoric/Public Communication. The program provides initial and advanced preparation for a variety of careers including continued study leading to the Ph.D. degree. The MA degree in Communication can be completed partially or totally online.

For M.A. Program information, contact:

Sang-Yeon Kim, Ph.D.
M.A. Program Director
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-3971/4261
Fax: 414-229-3859
e-mail: macomm@uwm.edu or sangyeon@uwm.edu

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication provides study and training for entry into academic or professional careers that would necessitate theory-driven basic or applied research on communication practices and outcomes. The program's thrust emphasizes studying the effects of professional communication practices on organizational goals and structure, the processes of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, and the conduct of civic practice and public communication.

For Doctoral Program information, contact:

Associate Professor Kathryn L. Fonner
Doctoral Program Director
Department of Communication
The University of Wisconsin-Milwakee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-5744/4261
Fax: 414-229-3859
e-mail: phdcomm@uwm.edu or fonner@uwm.edu

Graduate Certificate Programs

The Department of Communication also offers Graduate Certification in the areas listed below. Students interested in one of these programs are encouraged to contact the program directly or inquire with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies:

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Students interested in applying for a teaching or research assistantship should apply directly to the Department of Communication. Inquiries regarding research assistantships should be made to either the director of the program to which the student is applying or the coordinator (see above). All students that want to be considered for a teaching assistantship must apply to the department using the application form below. Specific information regarding the application process will be forwarded after the form is received.