Important Information

On May 28, Chancellor Gary S. May wrote:

“The events of this week also cause me to believe even more strongly, if that’s possible, in building an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. I remain committed to that and hope you will do what you can to eliminate racism, sexism, and other negative influences on our progression as a nation.”

We join Chancellor May in these efforts toward building diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in the Department of Communication and at the University of California Davis. To learn more, including a list of resources are available for students in crisis, need of support, or who have experienced racism or bias, click?here.

Important Covid-19 Information:

In light of the Covid-19 situation, ?all UC Davis Fall 2020 courses will move to virtual instruction. ?As a result, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice. ?At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our?administrative staff contact page?for further information.

About the Master's Degree Program

The M.A. program in the Department of Communications gives students a choice between thesis and non-thesis tracks.

The THESIS OPTION requires students to complete 32 units of coursework and carry out independent research, culminating in a thesis.

The NON-THESIS OPTION requires students to complete 40 units of coursework and pass a comprehensive examination that includes written and oral components.

Students in our master's program typically earn their M.A. on their way to earning a Ph.D., even if they are interested only in an M.A. at UC Davis.

If you wish to pursue the doctorate in communication:

You should apply directly to the Ph.D. program. A master's degree is not required for admission into the doctoral program.