• Brittany Peterson has been named a Presidential Teacher for 2017-2020.
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!

New Zumkehr Professor Named

For over 15 years, researchers, biologists, health practitioners & many more have been conducting research on Chagas…

Posted by Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute on Sunday, February 24, 2019

We welcome our new faculty members!



The deadline to apply for the COMS Doctoral Program is January 1, 2019.

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Important Dates

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February 13th, 2020: Best Social Media Practices

February 27th, 2020: Paralegal Services as a career

February 28th-29th, 2020: Admitted Doctoral Student Welcome Weekend

March 19th, 2020: 2020-2021 Executive Board Elections

April 2nd, 2020: Public Health with Dr. Lynn Harter

April 16th, 2020: Non-Profit Organizing as a career



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