Welcome to the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
In a communication environment that is increasingly social, mobile, visual and global, we strive to prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of learning.
The Elliott School’s strengths are its people, program, facilities and location. As part of the state’s only urban-serving research university, the Elliott School offers a distinct advantage in combining academic and professional education in a city setting.
People: It begins with faculty, alumni and local communication professionals who are deeply committed to our students. There’s a friendly atmosphere in the school, and many of our 400 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students get to know faculty members and each other on a first-name basis.
We work to ensure the success of students and high standards in the communication field. We are strongly committed to the mission of the school, and work to promote communication integration in our
classrooms, our research, and in our professional and community service.
Students who are interested in communication careers have the advantage of studying in the largest media market in Kansas. There are abundant opportunities to work in campus media and for local public relations, advertising, non-profits, government agencies and news providers.
Program: The Elliott School is an integrated school, meaning that it brings together core skills that are the basis of success in all communication fields: researching, writing, speaking, thinking visually, problem-solving, studying history, and applying theory, law and ethics.
Students supplement their core training by choosing one of four concentrations:
Facilities: Elliott Hall is well maintained, with regularly updated technology in computer labs, audio and video editing rooms. There are lounge and study areas. The building is in a convenient campus location, just south of Rhatigan Student Center and a short walk to the Ablah Library, W. Frank Barton School of Business and McKnight Art Center. Television broadcast facilities are in a newly updated Media Resources Center studio and control room.
Location: Elliott Hall is within a 15-minute drive of most of the state’s largest marketing agencies, news media outlets, non-profits and government agencies. Many of our undergraduate students have co-op jobs that allow them to earn while they finish school. Many of our graduate students are professionals, seeking to advance their careers or prepare for a doctoral program.
We’d welcome a visit from you.