The Department of Communication offers two tracks toward the M.A. degree: a Thesis Plan, and a Non-thesis Plan.
If you are interested in doctoral-level studies, you may apply to the Ph.D. program even if your highest educational credential is a bachelor's degree.
The mission of our graduate program is to promote research and understanding of human communication and to train qualified students to pursue careers in research and teaching within and beyond higher education.
Various opportunities for financial assistance are available to UC Davis graduate students.
M.A. and Ph.D. students in the Department of Communication who have not yet advanced to candidacy may apply for up to $500 in Small-Grants Program funding for research. Students who have advanced to candidacy are not eligible because their dissertation research is supported through a different mechanism.