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Department of Communication

Welcome to the Department of Communication at University of the Pacific. Guided by a long, proud tradition of excellence at Pacific, we pride ourselves on offering both the classical courses associated with the discipline and those that reflect contemporary developments in the field.

We live in an "information now" society, and thousands of careers are open to graduates who possess the skills that are emphasized in our department. Our mission is to prepare students as leaders in their communities and careers.

As the following video demonstrates, students often develop a passion for the field of Communication through close interaction with our faculty and opportunities to explore through hands-on experience.

Teresa Berman awarded Faculty Research Lecturer Award 

Teresa BergmanTeresa Bergman, associate professor and Graduate Director for the Department of Communication, was named the 2015-16 recipient of the Faculty Research Lecturer Award. This award recognizes faculty with a record of meritorious research or artistic contributions during their service at the University. Learn more>>  

The Communication department offers graduate-level instruction leading toward the Master of Arts degree. The graduate degree program combines training in communication theory, methodology and practice. It is intended for students who desire knowledge and skills for solving work-related communication problems and for those who intend to enter doctoral programs.

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