Graduate Program in Communication

Associate Dean: Dr. Anthony Limperos

Degree Offered: M.A., Ph.D. in Communication
Website: The Graduate Program in Communication
Location:  Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

Mailing Address:

College of Communications and Information Studies
The Graduate Program
310 Little Fine Arts Library
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0224

Main Office: (859) 218-3613
Fax: (859) 323-9879


Ranked as one of the best PhD programs in the nation and one of the top-ranked programs at UK, the Graduate Program in Communication offers the only doctoral communication program in the Commonwealth. The National Research Council’s 2010 report ranks the University of Kentucky’s College of Communications and Information Studies PhD program as high as seventh among the 83 Communication doctoral programs in the nation. The NRC report is in addition to the 2004 report from the National Communication Association, which ranked the Health Communication graduate program sixth in the nation.

The Program operates at the college level and benefits from the involvement of each of the college’s units. Masters and doctoral degrees are offered in Media Studies, Interpersonal Communication, and Health Communication. Considerable development has also occurred in two emerging areas, Risk Sciences and Instructional Communication. At any given time, a combination of fifty master’s and doctoral students are active in the communication graduate program. Both teaching and research assistantships are available to students. Typically, all students accepted into the program are fully funded.