Our Mission

"The Elliott School of Communication seeks to develop well-rounded media and communication professionals with essential skills—including an ability to think critically, plan strategically and communicate effectively in multiple communication platforms.”

The mission of this comprehensive and integrated degree program is rooted in the fundamental communication arts — writing, speaking, and visual communication — and the new convergence of communication forms, channels and technologies that characterize the digital age in which we live.

Specifically, the Elliott School seeks to:

  • Deliver a cutting-edge, integrated communication curriculum
  • Contribute to the liberal arts education of all university students
  • Promote scholarly research and achievements by the faculty and students
  • Provide leadership and assistance to the communication community

The mission of the Elliott School of Communication is consistent with and central to the mission of Wichita State University to offer programs of teaching, research and service that are responsive to the needs of the metropolitan community that the University serves. The university seeks to equip both students and the larger community with the educational and cultural tools they need to thrive in a complex world, and to achieve both individual responsibility in their own lives and effective citizenship in the local, national, and global community.