Welcome Message

Head of Department:

Dr. Abena Animwaa Yeboah-Banin


On behalf of our outstanding faculty and staff, I welcome you to the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana. Communication has always been central to how we as humans interact, learn, work, grow and make a difference in our societies. In the current times we live in, the study and practice of communication has become an  exciting  and transformative field linked with politics, corporate industry, education, health, media, government and non-profit organisations. Studying communication at our renowned Department offers you a prestigious and valuable pathway to understand, manage, and lead the communication revolution in these sectors and more.

Established in 1972, the Department of Communication Studies has a rich history, evolving from the Institute of Journalism and Mass Communications to its current status as a unit under the School of Information and Communication Studies. The Department offers three graduate degree programmes – Master of Arts in Communication Studies, Master of Philosophy in Communication Studies and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies.

Our teaching philosophy combines industry experience with sound theoretical training. As a student, you will thrive by participating in rigorous and industry-relevant coursework, academic and professional seminars, internships, and independent dissertation research. You will find our faculty to be highly competent and among the most respected names in both local and international scholarly and practice circles. Even so, we are proud of the collegial atmosphere we purposively cultivate between faculty members and students because it is the foundation of our collaborative professional and research outputs.

We have trained over 1000 graduates who give us footprints across industry and academia. These graduates have made important contributions to development at national and international levels through their work as award winning Journalists, Public Relations Specialists, Media Managers, Advertising Practitioners, Media Development Experts, Communication Consultants for Government and Non-Profit Institutions, Academics, etc. Some of our products have risen to become high profile contributors to Ghana and Africa’s development. These include H.E. John Dramani Mahama, former president of the Republic of Ghana and several ministers of state, high commissioners etc.

On our website, you will find information about who we are, what we stand for and what to expect if you joined us. We look forward to welcoming you into our community and growing with you, and so if you need any assistance that the information here fails to adequately provide do not hesitate to reach us via the contact details provided.