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M.A. in Communication

(30 credits)

Walking the Humanities into the Marketplace in Theory and Practice

The M.A. in Communication is a flexible program that draws from the richness of the communication field to allow students to pursue a number of interests and professional goals.

Working closely with the M.A. program directors, students choose courses housed in any of the emphasis areas to develop a unique program of study designed to build particular skill sets and capabilities necessary for an ever-changing marketplace. Developing competencies in a number of areas (including intercultural and interpersonal communication, organizational communication, argumentation, persuasion, event planning, etc.), this emphasis prepares students for careers in both the for-profit and non-profit industries, law, public policy, or business.

All coursework is delivered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats.

Program Core (15 credits)

  • COMM 500 Professional Communication
  • COMM 501 Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • COMM 515 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 522 Communication Research Methods
  • COMM 523 Communication Ethics & Professional Civility

Emphasis Areas (15 credits)

Communication Studies

  • Students select five (5) electives in consultation with advisors.

Rhetoric and Philosophy of Technology

  • COMM 559 Philosophy of Communication
  • COMM 561 Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 511 Rhetoric of Digital Communication
  • COMM 610 Rhetoric & Philosophy of Cyberspace/
    COMM 628 Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology
  • One (1) elective in consultation with advisors.

We offer a competitive tuition rate for this program. Please refer to the graduate tuition page for rates; look for "MA Communication."