Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE

Applied Communication Studies

Welcome to the Department of

Applied Communication Studies!

We are delighted that you are considering a career involving applied communication concepts and practices.

The Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers coursework at undergraduate level as well as at graduate level. Undergraduate students have opportunities to focus on interpersonal communication, corporate and organizational communication, or public relations. In addition, applied communication is a high demand minor for majors in such areas as business, mass communications, political science and sociology. The undergraduate programs also prepare interested students for advanced graduate level education. Graduate students can emphasize interpersonal communication, corporate and organizational communication, or health communication.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are devised to allow students to acquire knowledge and skills in various areas of applied communication studies as well as to put to work their newly acquired expertise through hands-on activities, service learning, and guided internships. Courses in our programs are taught by talented faculty who ground their outstanding instructional abilities in both research and deep connections to relevant communication industries.

Our graduates find employment in various types of for-profit and nonprofit organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Career options include: communication consultant and manager, organizational recruiter and trainer, speech writer, special event coordinator, media relations and social media specialist, customer service and community relations specialist, political campaign manager, public affairs expert. Many graduates of the Master’s program have further pursued doctoral degrees and teaching occupations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in our programs and the career paths they can open for you.


Dr. Eric Duff Wrobbel, Chair
Department of Applied Communication Studies
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1772
Phone: 618-650-3098
Fax: 618-650-2038


Facebook Activity

facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff socialoff