This paper provides an assessment of Master’s degree programs and faculty research in Communication departments using citations available in Google Scholar. Identification of the Master’s degree programs relied on the National Communication Association website. Individual faculty were identified from the web page of the department for the institution. The combined number of citations to faculty publications identifies the top five departments (University of Alabama-Birmingham, California State University-Fullerton, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Cleveland State University, and California State University- Long Beach) and the top five most cited faculty members (Stella Ting-Toomey, Virginia Richmond, George Cheney, Kimberly Neuendorf, and Brian Spitzberg). The overall set of information provides useful insights for the expectations for Master’s program faculty productivity.
Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Burrell, N., Benedict, B., Adebayo, T. C., Cherney, M., Langston, D., Peck, B., Quinn, S., & Richards, R. (2017). Evaluation communication of master's program on the basis of google citations. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 36(2), 51-69.