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The University of Kansas

Department of Communication Studies

Lawrence, KS

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The University of Kansas

Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of Communication Studies is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Communication studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication studies
(Graduate Certificate) Professional workplace communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
40
Accepted
24
Enrolled
77%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 5th May 5th No
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Official transcript, three letters of recommendation, two- to three-page statement of purpose, resume, research writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcript, three letters of recommendation, two- to three-page statement of purpose, resume, research writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.43%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 4.29%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rhetoric, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, legal communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
102 Bailey Hall
Lawrence, KS  66045-7574
United States
Contact Tom D. Beisecker
Chair
Email: south40@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-9882