Communication
Master's Degree

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Overview


Master's Degree

The Department of Communication offers a Master of Arts degree with a major in Communication. Students in this degree program will work one-on-one with an advisor to design a program of study that will match their individual career goals and will gain valuable skills in problem-solving, analysis, research methods and scholarly writing. Courses in the areas of advertising, broadcasting, journalism, international communication, theatre production and performance, public relations, organizational communication and interpersonal communication are available.

Qualified candidates may be eligible for assistantships, which provide a tuition waiver and a graduate teaching stipend.

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  • About Master's Degree
  • Career Options

Options available for the degree include:

    Option I: Thesis
        This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

    Option II: Research Problem
        This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

    Option III: Course Work
        This option requires completion of course work that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

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  • Theater Manager

About Communication Department


The department offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.), and the Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees within a collaborative and collegial environment. Our top-ranked faculty are highly active in their professions and stress the importance of fusing theory with applied skill. Our majors number more than 250 spread across the 7 emphasis areas of advertising, broadcasting, communication education, journalism, photojournalism, public relations, and theatre. The department stresses an integrated and active approach to learning. Please explore our website and let us know if there any questions we can answer for you. 

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