Graduate Program in Communication

Why Communication at Portland State?

Embrace your urban at Portland State University, where bike-commuting, food-carts and microbrew cultures meet. Our downtown campus invites you to join the intellectual tribe of communication experts, where students and faculty study media, politics, health, conversation, persuasion and propaganda.

Application Process

The Department of Communication has a rolling admissions process, which means we begin reviewing applications for graduate admissions on February 1st and continue to accept applications through March 1st.  Applicants who turn in their materials early have a better chance of being selected for paid assistantships.  To learn more about the application process and to apply, please visit How to Apply

Our Program

Graduate students can earn a Master of Science degree in Communication.  To learn more about the details of our program, please visit Program Details

To read an interview with the Graduate Program Director, click here

Request Information

To submit a request to the department, complete a Communication Inquiry Form or send us an email at