School of Communications

Volume 1: 2021.2022

Effective 1 June 2021 through 31 May 2022

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.


  • Audio Aesthetics and Technology, Timothy Ryan, chair
  • Communications and Journalism, Gary Ford, chair
  • Electronic and Photographic Media, Chris Sagovac, chair

Eric Rothenbuhler, dean

School of Communications website (external to catalog)

Please refer to the Accreditations and Licensures section of this catalog for specialized accreditations that may apply to programs in the School of Communications.

Mission Statement

The School of Communications is a worldwide educational organization of student-centered faculty and staff, preparing undergraduate and graduate students to achieve excellence in the ever-changing global fields of communication and media.


  • Learn current and emerging theoretical, technical, creative and managerial aspects of communications;
  • Become aware of the aesthetic, historical, social, ethical and global aspects of communications;
  • Prepare to be future industry leaders, professionals and knowledgeable consumers who can improve all aspects of communications;
  • Become lifelong learners of evolving communications technologies in this rapidly changing field of study.

The School of Communications houses and supports:

  • The May Gallery, a photographic exhibit space;
  • The Webster University Film Series, a comprehensive alternative film series allowing students, faculty, and community members to view independent features and documentaries, avant-garde films, animation, retrospectives, and short works and offering filmmaking workshops to students and the community;
  • Several clubs and organizations.

Graduate Degrees

The School of Communications offers the master of arts (MA) in the following areas:

The MA in advertising and marketing communications, the MA in communications management, the MA in media communications, and the MA in public relations are available online. For more information, please visit Webster's Online Learning Center.

Graduate Certificates