M.A. Communication, Public Relations 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.

Public Relations

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

The Public Relations area of study provides immersive learning experiences combining theory with practical skills that allow you to put your knowledge to use in the workplace both immediately and over time. Employers may be assured that an investment in an employee’s education will pay off when it comes to excellence in communication, as well as:

  • Critical and strategic-planning tactics
  • Knowledge of both hard and soft skills, including front-line technology
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts and colleagues

Learn from faculty with extensive PR experience and deep connections, plus gain sought- after practical experience both on campus and in the world capital of public relations: New York City. Courses include:

  • Global Perspectives
  • Reputation Management
  • Public Relations Research and Reporting

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 Jul 2020

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