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Graduate Program in Communication


Thank you for your interest in pursuing a graduate degree in communication at the University of Kentucky. Our college offers a Ph.D., M.A. and an array of certificate programs where students have the opportunity to learn from and conduct research with renowned faculty. We have a collaborative culture, and our students benefit tremendously from the diversity of interests of our faculty and colleagues across related areas of study. Regardless of whether your interests are scholarly or professional in nature, our program is here to serve you in the pursuit of your goals. I am enthusiastic about representing this prestigious program and welcome you to apply today.

Renee Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication

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Renee Kaufmann, associate professor in the School of Information Science, has been named the acting associate dean for graduate programs in communication, effective immediately. 

New Pence podcast studio named

The College of Communication and Information is pleased to announce the naming of the Elizabeth “Scoobie” Ryan Podcast and Multimedia Studio, which will be housed in the newly renovated Pence Hall, set to open in Fall 2025.

3 CI faculty members named to 2024-25 TEK Faculty Fellows cohort

After soliciting applications during the spring semester, the University of Kentucky Office of Transdisciplinary Educational approaches to advance Kentucky (TEK) is pleased to announce the TEK Faculty Fellows for the 2024-25 academic year.


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Head, Department of Communication at Mississippi State University

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Douglas I. Manship – Dori Maynard Endowed Chair of Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy at LSU

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Producer/Director for Public Affairs programming at Kentucky Educational Television

'09 Communication (MA)

President, Wiser Strategies

'96 Communication (MA)

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