M.A. Communication, Communication in Organizations focus

General

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Program Description

Earn your M.A. in Communication

The M.A. in Communication is a 36-credit, on-campus program in which students develop critical communication skills associated with human interaction and research practices in ways that are grounded in theory and can be immediately applied in practice. Students utilize state-of-the-art technology and sharpen their communication competencies and knowledge base in a dynamic and highly interactive environment reflecting real-world scenarios.

The M.A. Communication program has traditionally offered a blend of online and campus-based courses. In the current circumstances, we plan to offer students the opportunity to participate either on-campus or remotely.

Communication in Organizations

The M.A. in Communication offers three focused areas of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies, Public Relations, and Communication in Organizations.

Communication in Organizations track focuses on enhancing workplace communication capabilities. Students are prepared with the professional communication skills necessary for advancing careers or pursuing further advanced degrees. In this track, students learn the best and most efficient methods of decision making and problem-solving within employee relations, management communication, and digital interaction through media studies.

Courses in the Communication in Organizations track include:

  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Culture
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Relations

In addition to core courses of study and relevant electives, a unique portfolio course assists students in transitioning from graduate studies to an employment opportunity or toward further study.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be completed entirely online. For priority review and consideration for a scholarship, submit your application and supporting materials by:

  • Fall semester — August 1 (priority deadline May 1)
  • Spring semester — December 1 (priority deadline November 1)
Last updated Jun 2020

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About the School

The College of Communication and the Arts is a premier choice for students seeking a high quality, interdisciplinary communication and arts degree that is based on a sound liberal arts education, embr ... Read More

The College of Communication and the Arts is a premier choice for students seeking a high quality, interdisciplinary communication and arts degree that is based on a sound liberal arts education, embraces today's digital culture, and empowers students to lead, create, and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence. Read less