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About Us

The UMKC Department of Communication studies provides an educational experience that prepares students for organizational communication, journalism, film studies and arts, media production, advertising and public relations.

Our Faculty

The Department of Communication Studies specializes in three key areas: Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Film and Media Arts.

We have an award-winning faculty of scholars, filmmakers and journalists committed to inspiring the highest level of undergraduate achievement.

Our programs reflect practical and theoretical aspects of human communication, journalism, film studies and media production within the context of a liberal arts education.

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Our Students

Communication Studies students at UMKC explore diverse interests through classroom work, research, internships, and individual practice, collaborate with faculty on research, compete in regional and national contests, and develop their resumes and portfolios at a variety local institutions.

The UMKC debate program operates from the Department of Communication Studies, and has ranked nationally among the top 10 debate teams since 1989 along with colleges such as University of California-Los Angeles and Cornell.

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