Many alumni of the Department go on to graduate school. They pursue professional degrees in business and finance, law and public administration, social work and health, as well as journalism and education. Some go on for doctoral study in communication and in other social sciences and humanities.
The faculty are willing to write letters of recommendation for students who have performed well in their classes, especially at the upper level. Students planning on graduate study get to know their professors' areas of specialization and take courses that encourage direct contact, so that the professors can provide individual advice and write specific letters of support.
The Department usually advises its graduates to apply to other departments for further study. Applications for UIC graduate programs are available for download from the Office of Admissions and Records. Applications may be submitted electronically.