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University of Delaware graduate program


The University of Delaware's Department of Communication offers both a Masters of Arts (MA) , an online Masters of Arts (MA) in Strategic Communication and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program. The Ph.D. program is a new addition with the first cohort of students to be enrolled to begin coursework in fall semester, 2019 while the MA program has a long standing tradition of utilizing innovative strategies to prepare our students as they either choose to continue a pursuit of further graduate work or to begin careers in industry or public service. Students who receive graduate degrees in the Department of Communication will earn degrees which are based in a social science tradition, giving them a strong foundation built on theory and quantitative research methodologies.

Graduate students in the Department of Communication are able to focus their studies in a number of areas of study including interpersonal communication, media communication, political communication, and public relations. Other strengths of the program include:

  • Among the best faculty/graduate students ratio in the discipline, with class sizes ranging from 6 to 12 students for most courses.
  • Faculty members are highly acclaimed, award winning leaders who are engaged in research at the forefront of the discipline. Many faculty have published articles with graduates of our program and maintain close ties with our graduates once they leave our program. 
  • Assistantships provide real-world teaching experiences. Our program provides graduate teaching assistants comprehensive training in communication instruction. Students learn the "best practices" of teaching strategies, classroom interactions, and practical, hands-on course development.

Learn more about our online MA in Strategic Communication

The graduate programs in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware are vibrant, exciting learning environments within our discipline. Explore our website for more information.

If you have any additional questions please contact Professor James Angelini (, Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Communication. 

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