• 2014 COMS majors inducted into Lambda Pi Eta.
Welcome to the School of Communication Studies

The School of Communication Studies (COMS) offers three distinct academic programs for our students. The Bachelor of Science Degree promotes a liberal arts orientation whereby students learn to pose questions and pursue answers by critically thinking, describing, synthesizing, critiquing, and imagining. Our top ranked doctoral program provides students with rigorous instruction to develop and enhance research expertise in Relating and Organizing, Health Communication, and Rhetoric and Public Address. The  on-line Master of Arts in Organizational Communication allows professionals to study and earn a degree from a distance. We encourage you to explore the information contained here and discover what COMS at OU can offer you. We are proud of our heritage, proud of our graduates and proud of our discipline!

Important Dates

December 25-January 1: University Closed

January 12: Start of Spring Semester

January 21: COMS Colloquium, Amanda Torrens, Baker 231, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

February 15-March15: COMS Transfer Period

February 18: COMS Colloquium, Prosper Tsikata and Zhou Li, Baker 231, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

February 21-24: Western States Communication Association conference, Spokane, WA

March 18: COMS Colloquium, Maria Subert, Lasher Lounge, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

March 23-27: Communication Week (Scripps College of Communication)

April 8-12: Southern States Communication Association conference, Tampa, FL

April 15: COMS Colloquium, Kevin Hales, Baker 231, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

April 15-19: Central States Communication Association conference, Madison, WI

April 22-26: Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA

April 29: COMS Colloquium, Jean Claude Kwitonda, Baker 231, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

May 1: Graduate Commencement

May 2: Undergraduate Commencement

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coms_phalen_thumb Graduate Spotlight - Between the spring of 2010 and the summer of 2013, Steve Phalen volunteered actively with The Gathering Place (The GP), a non-profit drop-in center for people living with mental illness in and around the area of Athens, Ohio. The Gathering Place provides persons living with the experience of mental illness a space where they may […]

COMS in Action

coms_inaction_colin_thumb COMS in Action: Colin Walker - As an undergraduate scholar in Communication and Public Advocacy, Colin Walker yearned to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities he gained from COMS in service to others. In a recent study abroad trip to South Africa, he worked to understand and give a voice to South Africans suffering in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Read […]
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