Mass Communication started as a programme in the Department of Languages and Mass Communication at the inception of the University in October, 2002. An autonomous Department of Mass Communication was created in September 2004 and it has since then made steady progress. The Department also has more than 50% of her academic staff with Ph.D and the remaining staff members have all reached advanced stages in their doctoral studies. The Department has graduated nine sets of students. Alongside the mainstream Mass Communication Programme, the Department runs a special Public Relations track sequence from the 300 Level for a relatively small crop of students who are decidedly desirous of specializing in Public Relations/Public Affairs.