M.A. in Communication
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)
- 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."