Communication Studies

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Curriculum emphasizes ethical and philosophical relationships of the individual to society.

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SMU's award-winning debate program provides solid preparation for developing the student's voice.

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Access to outstanding hands-on experiences includes working the Republican and Democratic national conventions, consulting with boards of nonprofit organizations and participating in international travel programs.

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Students can network with executives from Dallas-area companies through SMU’s PRSSA chapter.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty in the Division of Communication Studies are nationally and internationally recognized scholars with extensive academic and professional experience. Their research appears in major academic journals such as Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Theory, Howard Journal of Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Public Relations Journal, Public Relations Review, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Rhetoric and Public Affairs. Faculty members have published books with Peter Lang, Rowman & Littlefield, Praeger, and State University of New York Press and serve on the editorial boards of many of the major journals in the field.

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Staff

Areas of Study

Advertising

Art

Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Undergraduate Studies

Classes

Faculty and Staff

Student Resources

Internships

Mock Trial and Debate

Dallas Resources

Facilities

Advisory Board

Alumni

Creative Computation

Dance

Film and Media Arts

Journalism

Music

Theatre