Design a program that fits your unique communication interests.
Our program emphasizes communication that invites and embraces diversity.
Students who have completed our program are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of fields, including business, education, media, politics, social and human services, health, arts and entertainment, public administration, technology, public relations, advertising, and human resource development. The program also prepares students for doctoral study, and for teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels. After completing foundational courses in research and theory, you will build on your interests and goals by selecting courses from the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Media and Journalism, as well as related departments throughout the University.
Some of our recent graduates have crafted their degree programs around:
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Communication in the current graduate catalog.
USD students have landed national scholarships and fellowships including Truman, Fulbright and Goldwater.
Internships provide students with opportunities to gain professional-level media experience in real-world environments under the supervision of professional practitioners.
Opportunities in traditional and new media are available to students ranging from on-air radio experience at KAOR-FM to organizational memberships that will provide an edge in the job market after college.