|As the Graduate Coordinator of the program, I am excited that you are considering pursuing a Master's degree in Communication Studies. Whether your background is in communication, journalism, psychology, sociology, political science, or another field, you will find that a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies makes you more marketable in a variety of fields. We are committed to invest in students who are passionate about communication issues, and our goal is to help them explore their intellectual interests.
In a competitive job market, many of you may have begun to realize just how essential effective communication is to leadership and to building strong, successful working/interpersonal relationships with others. The scope of the discipline of Communication Studies is large, and many of you may be particularly interested in the ways communication shapes people’s lives – whether considering media/social media or face-to-face communication.
Our graduate program is designed to provide a theory-based approach to a variety of communicative phenomena. We also stress the value of research. Together, they provide people the proper foundation for making solid persuasive arguments in their professional and academic pursuits. By acquiring theoretical knowledge and research skills, students and graduates can best apply their education in their chosen fields.
What Will I Get Out of the Program
At the end of this program students should be able to:
Our faculty embraces a wide variety of scholarly interests and is committed to teaching toward various communication opportunities. We are proud of our ability to mentor our students in their areas of interest, while also offering opportunities to work collaboratively on successful research projects. We strive for professional partnerships – both among the students and between the students and faculty. We work together to produce scholarly research and fill important voids in the communication field.
Our graduate program has a solid history of preparing graduates to succeed in a variety of fields. We also produce highly trained communication scholars who go on to earn doctorate degrees at prestigious universities and remain active in academia or higher education after graduation. Our alumni also work in areas such as marketing, public planning, fundraising, event planning, non-profit organizations, sales, or campaign teams where research skills and communication knowledge are a plus. They also serve as informal mentors by remaining active in our program through our program’s alumni group, CAN (Communication Alumni Network), by returning for special events, and by providing career strategy advice to current students.
This is a place where you will find supportive peers, friendly staff, and experienced faculty working with you to get you to where you want. We can give you the foundation that puts you on top; it is a demanding program that can fulfill your intellectual curiosity. I encourage you to continue browsing through our website for detailed curriculum descriptions, application requirements, assistantship and financial support opportunities, faculty and graduate students' profiles.
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An overview of our Master's program in Communication Studies.
Descriptions of courses offered in our graduate program.
Information about applying for admission to our Graduate Program.