College of Arts and Sciences


Donate to the PFW Communication Department so that we can continue holding special events and projects like our annual Communication Student Showcase.


Do you hold a Master's degree or higher in Communication or a relevant field? Are you interested in teaching college-level classes? If so, fill out this brief survey letting us know which classes you'd like to teach, when you're available to teach, and in what format you'd like to teach. If there's a match with what we need, we'll ask you for more information.

Department of Communication

Spring 2020 Priority Registration October 28–November 22

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The PFW Department of Communication strives to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to be critically engaged citizens. Our program of study develops students' theoretical, technological, and rhetorical skills needed to achieve their professional and personal goals. Moreover, the interdisciplinary nature of our department reflects the complexity of a world facing challenges best addressed by skilled communicators.
To accomplish our mission, faculty in the Department of Communication work to:

  • Develop and deliver high quality instruction;
  • Maintain and present exceptional programs of research and creative endeavor; 
  • Serve and inspire our profession, university, and community by sharing our expertise and scholarship

Check out the multimedia interviews and videos of Dr. Michelle Kelsey and Dr. Art Herbig -
highlighted in the COAS Faculty in Focus series.      


Front row, left to right: Kevin Stoller, Kitty Luo, Michelle Kelsey, Sarah LeBlanc, Melissa Dietrich
Back row: Elana Merritt, Steve Carr, Barb Smith, Heloisa Sturm Wilkerson, Assem Nasr

The PFW Department of Communication offers bachelor's and master's degrees to prepare you for success in the communication field. In our classes, you’ll receive:

  • hands-on experience in the classroom, including the use of our state-of-the-art Mac Lab
  • opportunities to receive money to attend conferences so you can learn from professionals in the communication field
  • work experience through our internship programs, small class sizes and personal attention from your professors
  • a cost-effective degree from Purdue University, an internationally recognized leader in higher education. 

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