Theory and research in communication have the potential to improve nearly every element of human life. Communication Studies graduate students investigate communication processes impacting our personal, professional, and public lives. Our applied approach allows for students to explore research programs unique to their own interests. Our graduates pursue careers applying communication research in profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. Some alumni pursue doctoral education at the country’s top Ph.D. programs. Students who are Graduate Instructional Assistants earn financial support during school, while taking part in a world-class teacher training program through our department’s Teaching & Learning Academy.
Grace Hildenbrand graduated in May 2014 from the Communication Studies Master's Program at Texas State University. She obtained her Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication and Training and her research focus was in organizational communication.