Welcome to the Graduate Program at the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State, the only college or university in south-central Kansas that offers graduate education in communication studies.
If you're thinking about earning a graduate degree and are interested in communication, take a look at what our program offers. Whether your interests lie in strategic communication, mass media studies, or organizational, interpersonal, or small group communication, the graduate faculty at the Elliott School are here to help you create a degree to meet your needs.
Any graduate program's students, programs, curriculum and faculty are its most important assets. We'll start by looking at what's most important: You, the potential student, and the community you'll join if you enroll in our graduate program.
The Graduate Student Community
Ask any former graduate student what he or she values most about graduate school, and you'll probably hear about the knowledge they've gained and about the great friends they've made. The Elliott School has more than 50 full- and part-time students from the United States and the world. While many of our students have returned to school after a hiatus from formal education, others are "traditional" students, who've recently earned their bachelor's degrees and decided to keep their momentum going directly into graduate school. Some of our students take full-time class loads (6-9 credits), but many take one class per semester.
All our students share a desire to further their knowledge and sharpen their communication skills. Such a commonality fosters a strong sense of camaraderie across the student body. Below are offered a few brief bios of some of our current students, as well as a few notes on the whereabouts of some of our former students.
The Graduate Faculty, Technology & Other Resources
Among our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized teachers and scholars who are committed to the identification and development of potential leaders in the academic and professional worlds of communication. Elliott Hall, home of the Elliott School and its undergraduate and graduate programs, is equipped with the latest in communication technology. In addition to its classrooms and administrative and faculty offices, it also houses several other programs of interest to graduate students. The first is WSU-Link, an office whose staff facilitates research partnerships between the university and a broad range of community organizations. In addition, Elliott Hall is the home of the Interdisciplinary Communication Research Institute, a state-of-the-art communication research facility and the only one of its kind of its kind in the region.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Patricia Dooley, Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Office location: Room 102K
Office phone: (316) 978-6068
E-mail Pat Dooley