School of Communication

The School of Communication

The School of Communication boasts Northeast Ohio’s only comprehensive communication program. The School’s long-standing program of study immerses students in the full range of communication skills necessary for successful careers – today and tomorrow. Students choose an emphasis in media studies, public relations, or strategic and organizational communication in order to focus their communication study toward their areas of interest.

In addition to the comprehensive undergraduate bachelor’s degree, the School houses a master’s program for select candidates. The School also administers the university’s general education speech program.

On behalf of the faculty and staff at The University of Akron’s School of Communication, I would like to welcome you to our website. Students studying communication are preparing themselves for incredibly rewarding careers whose skill-sets will always be in high demand. Whether you choose to major in Media Studies, Strategic and Organizational Communication, or Public Relations, our dedicated faculty and cutting-edge technology will provide students with an incredibly rewarding educational experience.

As demonstrated through our internationally and nationally recognized faculty accomplishments and our students winning state, regional, and national awards, the School of Communication is dedicated to creating an environment that will not only result in the intellectual development of our students, but also provide the practical skills that today’s and tomorrow’s employers demand. For more information about our undergraduate programs, please contact 330.972.7600 or visit

We are also very excited about our graduate program in Communication. Our Master of Arts degree exposes students to the latest theories and research methods resulting in our students acquiring the necessary skills that lead to opportunities for possible research presentations in a variety of peer and professional venues. Our Graduate Faculty are nationally known for their research and professional accomplishments. They pride themselves on working closely with the graduate students to provide them with rewarding careers in a variety of communication-intense fields. For more information about our graduate program please call 330.972.7600 or visit

Thank you so much for considering The University of Akron’s School of Communication. We look forward to the possibility of working with you to prepare for your future.


Theodore A. Avtgis, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Communication