Communications, M.S.

General

Program Description

As the field of communication has evolved, research-based decision making has become increasingly important. Specifically, communication professionals must be able to acquire and assess relevant information and effectively integrate their analysis into the decision-making process.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Master of Science in Communication is a versatile program that meets the needs of those in the field of communication. Students will enhance their professional effectiveness and their leadership skills, and they will find it beneficial to their career development. Visit the School of Communications website for admissions requirements: gvsu.edu/soc

WHY STUDY COMMUNICATIONS AT GRAND VALLEY?

The program is designed with working professionals in mind. Courses are scheduled during evening hours and offered at Grand Valley's Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Taken part time, the program can be completed in 2-3 years, with assistantships available on a competitive basis.

The program has many ties with business, community, and cultural organizations, and has contacts with experts in a variety of areas in communications. These contacts serve as outstanding resources both within the classroom and for internships.

LOCATION & FORMAT

Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format:

Face To Face

COURSEWORK

A variety of coursework is offered, including:

  • System Theory
  • Communication Law
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Management
  • Ethics in Professional Communication
  • Emerging Communication Technologies

CAREER OPTIONS

The program is designed to enhance effectiveness and leadership skills central to various applications of professional communication, such as:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication research
  • Health communication
  • Integrated communications
  • Journalism
  • Promotions
  • Public relations
Last updated Oct 2020

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