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M.A. in Corporate Communication

(30 credits)

Professionally focused, intellectually rigorous, ethical leadership

Since 1982, the Master of Arts program in Corporate Communication has prepared students for communication management positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Designed with both recent graduates and working professionals in mind, the program provides students with a broad, intellectually rigorous foundation in professional communication to prepare them for ethical leadership in the marketplace.

With flexibly designed specializations in crisis and risk communication, management communication, nonprofit communication and integrated marketing communication, the program advances students' professional interests and goals through a tailored professional integration project.

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

Professional Core (15 Credits)

  • COMM 500 Professional Communication
  • COMM 501 Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • COMM 523 Communication Ethics & Professional Civility
  • COMM 549 Corporate Communication: Economic and Financial Foundations
  • COMM 556 Organizational and Leadership Communication

Specializations (9 credits)

Crisis and Risk Communication

  • COMM 614 Rhetoric & Philosophy of Crisis Management

Plus two of:

  • COMM 518 Conflict Management in Organizations
  • COMM 527 Communication Management/
    COMM 563 Strategic Corporate Communication
  • COMM 601 Communication Practicum

Management Communication

  • COMM 527 Communication Management/
    COMM 563 Strategic Corporate Communication

Plus two of:

  • COMM 518 Conflict Management in Organizations
  • COMM 536 Integrated Marketing Communication
  • COMM 550 Communication & Community Relations
  • COMM 587 Event Planning: Communication Architecture
  • COMM 601 Communication Practicum

Nonprofit Communication

  • COMM 545 Non-Profit Development & Philanthropy Communication

Plus two of:

  • COMM 527 Communication Management/
    COMM 563 Strategic Corporate Communication
  • COMM 542 Environmental Communication
  • COMM 550 Communication & Community Relations
  • COMM 584 Health Communication
  • COMM 587 Event Planning: Communication Architecture
  • COMM 601 Communication Practicum

Integrated Marketing Communication

  • COMM 536 Integrated Marketing Communication

Plus two of:

  • COMM 529 IMC Strategies I: Public Relations
  • COMM 533 IMC Strategies II: Advertising
  • COMM 587 Event Planning: Communication Architecture
  • COMM 601 Communication Practicum

Professional Integration (6 credits)

  • COMM 601 Communication Practicum (3 cr.)
  • Professional Integration Project (3 cr.)