Department of Communication


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Our M.A. Program

Learn more about the COM M.A. Program

Interested in majoring
in Communication?

We are now accepting applications for admission to the Communication major. To be considered, a student must take Com 100 and an approved logic/statistics class. Admission to the major requires a minimum of a C- in the two required entry courses. Students with an average of B or better are guaranteed acceptance. Students may drop off the application at the COM office in Social Science 351 or via email. Details here.





Commencement '19

The Department of Communication Recognition Ceremony for graduating Spring 2019 Communication and Journalism students will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m. in SEFCU Arena. This is a multi-department ceremony and tickets will be required. Check the Commencement page for more details as they become available. If you missed the 2018 ceremony, you can watch a video of the livestream. Photos can be found on the Department's Facebook page.

Wilkie Award '19

Karlie Flood of Kingston is the 2019 winner of the Richard W. Wilkie Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate in Communication. Find out more about this award.

Graduate Research Award '19

Congratulations to Zhuozhi Shao who was selected as the recipient of the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Communication Research Award for showing a promising research trajectory. Find out more about this award.

New faculty

The Department of Communication welcomes Professor Patricia Gettings in Fall 2019. She earned her Ph.D. from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University (2016) and, most recently, was a member of the faculty at Indiana University Southeast. Her research interests include organizational communication, interpersonal communication and mixed methods.

Welcome new advisor

The Department welcomes Lindsey St. Clair to our staff as our undergraduate studies advisor for Communication and Journalism students. Ms. St. Clair has a Master's degree in College Student Services Administration. She was previously working as an advisor at HVCC.

More Department News & Announcements


Professor Annis Golden, ChairWith proximity to New York State’s capital and state government, in the midst of New York State’s burgeoning Tech Valley, and with access to the intellectual resources that only a large public research institution can provide, the Department of Communication at the University at Albany is an exciting place to study for both undergraduate and graduate students.

If you’ve already chosen to study with us, we hope these pages provide you with useful information about our programs and help in making choices about your education.

If you’re considering the possibility of studying with us, please contact us to discuss your goals and what our Department can offer.

Annis Golden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair