The Department of Communication seeks to provide a solid grounding in the communication discipline to a select group of students. The two-year course of study establishes a core of knowledge and enables students to explore topic areas of special interest. Our goal is to give students an advanced understanding of the discipline and of the critical thinking and writing that characterize scholarly activity. Our primary goal is to prepare our students for future excellence at the Ph.D. level. Should some students elect not to continue on for the Ph.D., their degree will equip them to enter their chosen profession.