• David Abram receives the Distinguished Service Award during the 2016 Alumni Awards Gala at Ohio University's Baker Center Ballroom on Friday, October 07, 2016.
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!

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Important Dates


February 18-21: Western States Communication Association (Salt Lake City, UT)

March 6-11: Spring Break

March 16-18: Central States Communication Association (Minneapolis, MN)

March 27-31: Scripps College of Communication, Communication Week

March 29-31: Eastern Communication Association (Boston, MA)

April 5-9: Southern States Communication Association

April 28: Spring Graduate Commencement

April 29: Spring Undergraduate Commencement

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