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Communication & Journalism Department


The COJO Graduate Program is the destination for students wishing to expand their education and background in communication, including interpersonal communication, journalism, public relations, rhetoric, and media studies. We have the academic environment that students need - top professors with diverse backgrounds and areas of study, many opportunities for academic involvement, and courses to expand minds and help you reach your goals. We have the social environment that students need – small graduate class sizes, strong interaction with professors, and the opportunity to know your professors and fellow students.

Call for Applicants for Under-Represented Domestic Minority Student Assistantship

The Communication & Journalism Department at the University of Wyoming is seeking energetic, knowledgeable, articulate students to apply for an assistantship to teach Public Speaking (COJO 2010) or Media Writing (COJO 2100) and enter the Communication & Journalism master’s degree program. This specific assistantship is available to American-born or naturalized citizens who are from the following diverse populations: African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Asian.

The selected student will be mentored by the appropriate teaching faculty and will be trained throughout their assistantship through a weekly teaching practicum. The person selected will teach one class his or her first semester, two classes for the next two semesters and one class for the final semester of the program, while the applicant completes his or her thesis. Applicants for the position must meet the entrance requirements for the master’s degree as described on the Communication & Journalism website: Funding to travel the UW campus for a campus visit is available for applicants.

The University of Wyoming Under-Represented Domestic Minority mentoring Graduate Assistantships (URDM) are intended to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from under-represented/under-served communities and to increase student diversity in our graduate degree programs on a competitive basis. The URDM awards are funded through a partnership of the Office of Academic Affairs and the faculty mentor(s) of the prospective student. The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see

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For questions, please contact Dr. Kristen D. Landreville, Director of Graduate Studies for the Communication & Journalism Department, at,

The COJO Mission for Graduate Students

The COJO Master’s Degree program provides students with a strong background in communication and media theory, as well as a strong foundation in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Our MA students produce theses that advance communication research, bridge communication disciplines and theories, and contribute to practical knowledge in communication. Our MA students produce Plan B’s that result in an applied communication plan or product that is ready for implementation in academic or non-academic contexts. We seek to train graduate students such that they feel confident in entering a doctoral program, a college teaching profession, or the workforce.

Questions About Our Graduate Program? 

Please contact:

Dr. Kristen Landreville, Director of Graduate Studies by email or phone (307) 314-9090

Learn More About Graduate Education at UW 

To learn more about UW graduate education, check out the information at the Graduate Education page.

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1000 E. University

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 314-9090


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