UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I) , is the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area, is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world.

Recently ranked in the top 50 worldwide, the Department of Communication at UIC focuses on New Media, and offers a BA, MA and PhD with emphasis in:

social media + social networks       political communication
mass media + journalism studies   cultural studies
gaming + game studies                    intercultural communication
mobile media                                     health communication
policy + platform politics                 science + technology studies
human augmentics                           social computational sciences

We collaborate with the UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory, the pre-eminent virtual reality and high-speed networking research site in the world. The Department is the birthplace and current home of New Media and Society, the leading journal in the field, and the only department to host four journals, also including the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Mobile Media and Communication and the new, open access and free journal, Social Media & Society.

For more information about us, read our Mission Statement.