Become a Professional in one of the Communication areas

Communication is one of the most diversified areas of study available to anyone who desires to excel. The communication programs at Missouri Southern State University give you the skills and expertise you need to get the right messages to the right people at the right time.  Capable, talented and confident communicators are highly sought after by employers.  Communication studies can provide the basis for a productive career and a rewarding personal life.


Communication Degree Options

Mass Communication (BA and BS)
Speech Communication (BA and BS)
Public Relations (BA and BS)
Education with a Major in Speech Communication and Theatre (BS)


Learn about the Department

Clubs, Organizations, Trips
Communication Courses - Semester Offerings and Catalog
Degree Options - Information, Requirements, Declaration of Major/Minor
Department Links
Events and Awards
Scholarship Opportunities
Senior Assessment

Communication Department

Missouri Southern State University
Communication Department
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9580

Communication Department Contacts:

Department Chair:
Ward Bryant 
Webster Hall - Room 362
Phone: 417-625-3196

Nancy Ellis
Webster Hall -Room 361
Phone: 417-625-9580
Fax: 417-625-9585

The Chart
Publications Manager - Olive L. Sullivan
Webster Hall -Room 332
Phone: 417-625-9823

Publications Manager - Rhonda Clark
Webster Hall -Room 331
Phone: 417-625-9596

KGCS Channel 22
General Manager - Judy Stiles
Webster Hall -Room 131
Phone: 417-625-9777

Fine Arts Radio International
General Manager - Jeffrey Skibbe
Webster Hall -Room 152