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The Department of Communication at Georgia State University is dedicated to quality educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level that inspires individuals to become productive and socially responsible citizens who understand communication theory and deploy communication skills to improve the human condition.  Whether students study the relationship between journalism and democratic citizenship, the ethical problems associated with the practices of public relations, or communication with the young and elderly at the undergraduate level, or community-based media, political speech writing, or gender and violence at the masters level, or identity construction, media effects, international journalism, or rhetorical studies at the doctoral level, our faculty are dedicated to teaching students about the crucial role communication processes play in the quality of human life.

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University also provides students with extraordinary diversity.  We are an urban campus with a diverse student body, including undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, and we are located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, with all of the amenities of a major urban center.  We also have a diverse and growing faculty, with almost 40 tenure track faculty, including scholars from Italy, Poland, China, Kazakhstan, Japan and Israel, and 10 full-time lecturers who teach in a wide range of communication subjects.

Students can obtain undergraduate majors in journalism (with specialties in multiplatform journalism and public relations), film, and speech (with specialties in public and political communication and communication across the lifespan), or they can pursue a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in theater, while taking advantage of the outstanding internship opportunities only a world media capital can offer.  In addition, graduate students can take their Masters degrees in film and media studies (including screenplay writing), film and video production, mass communication, and human communication and social influence.  Our doctoral programs build upon these specialties; students can pursue Ph.D.s in moving image studies, media and society, or rhetoric and politics.