Master of Art Degrees in Communication

Compare 78 Master of Art Degrees in Communication

Communication

Many students decide to pursue an MA in Communication in order to gain a higher level of skills in a competitive field. This advanced degree is associated with a superior skill set of research and presentation in business communications.

What is an MA in Communication?  A Master of Arts in Communication is a postgraduate degree that provides students advanced research, writing, and presenting skills. Students will typically investigate topics based on a broad range of course subject matters that will apply their academic experience to their careers. Students learn the best methods to gather the data and present the applicable results in writing and in public speaking. The education students receive in the process of earning this degree readies them for a variety of business relations positions.

Courses such as strategy, organizational behavior, and information technologies offer several areas of concentration depending on a student’s career interests. Through research, organization of material, and presentation of results that use methods tailored toward the course subject and related career trajectory, students develop expertise that places them in the top ranks of their peers in the business communications fields.

The length of time it takes to complete coursework towards this advanced degree varies based on the different requirements of individual programs, and as a result the cost varies across institutions. Prospective students should check with each institution to get a clear vision of the cost in time and tuition required to complete the program.

The knowledge and experience gained is relevant to a variety of managerial communications fields, such as marketing, public relations, and organizational communications.  Students use their degrees to enter public relations for companies, becoming the public spokesperson for the organization. They may write or present responses to inquiries, answer media questions live, or craft information releases. Marketing opportunities also use communication skills; students use their research and presentation skills to create messages. Communicating messages effectively is needed in positions within organizations, as well.

 

Prospective students can find the right institution to pursue their degree by searching our extensive database of schools and compare coursework, location, and cost to their needs and career goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Strategic Management in Global Communication

Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent in companies and organizations operating within the international arena, with emphasis on successful application of the strategic tools of communication and public relations and public affairs. [+]

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent in companies and organizations operating within the international arena, with emphasis on successful application of the strategic tools of communication and public relations and public affairs.

The course is taught exclusively in English, with a faculty of renowned teachers shared with U.S., UK and the rest of Europe. The content of the program responds to the growing demand of a global sector. The master gathers the tendencies set by the leading communication and public relations agencies and consultancies in the world, and also responds to the needs of the large multinationals, who demand global communication projects, but who have both an identity and local roots.... [-]


M.A. in Strategic Communication

Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years February 2019 USA South Orange

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication combines the curricula and resources of the College of Communication and the Arts to offer students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing world. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication combines the curricula and resources of the College of Communication and the Arts to offer students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing world.

The program uniquely develops critical research skills associated with communication and leadership in ways that are grounded in theory and can be immediately applied in practice. Students are challenged to think creatively, apply state-of-the-art technology, and sharpen their leadership and communication in a dynamic, small-classroom environment.

By the Numbers

36 Credit Program 4 Professional Association Affiliations 14 Journal Articles Published by Full-time Faculty 350K New Jobs Excepted by 2022 ... [-]

MA Communicating Economic Policy

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Have you read Freakonomics (Levitt & Dubner, 2005) and found it interesting? Learn how authors, journalists, and writers deliver the why's and how's of economic policy and how it affects our connected worlds. Be able to make complex information accessible to the public. [+]

An enthralling mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world.

Graduates will be skilled at acting between the economists and the public.

The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme has three main strands: economic policy, which equips you with an understanding of the conceptual tools of an economist; research skills, which teaches you the skills required to handle quantitative data, offers a grounding in qualitative research skills, and prepares you to undertake the entire production process of independent research; and economic communication, which invites you to reflect on what the field of economics can achieve, what its limitations are, and how these can be communicated to non- expert audiences.... [-]


Master in Communication

University of Central Missouri
Online Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg + 1 more

Through the M.A. in Communication program, you can enhance your skills in management, film, videography, radio, news, teaching, and overall communication skills. [+]

Through the M.A. in Communication program, you can enhance your skills in management, film, videography, radio, news, teaching, and overall communication skills.

After completing a master’s degree in Communication, you may qualify for upper-level jobs in fields such as news, social media, advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, human relationships, television, radio or prepare for postgraduate degrees.

Admission Requirements

Must have a 2.50 overall undergraduate GPA

Have at least a 2.75 G

PA in 15 hours of undergraduate communication courses.

Complete and submit an online application to UCM’s Graduate School and International Admissions along with your official transcripts.... [-]


Master Corporate Media (MA)

Leipzig School of Media
Campus Part time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Leipzig

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR, study language: German (minimum level C1 required) [+]

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR

Website and corporate blog, customer magazine and social media channels, print advertisements and online banners - corporate communications, public relations and marketing are just as multifaceted as complex fields of work today. In order to attract the attention of customers and consumers to successfully establish their own brand and build long-lasting customer relationships, companies and other organizations need to align all their communication efforts. Activities of corporate publishing and traditional public relations work require a consistent content marketing strategy that ideally uses the means of brand storytelling. Customers can be approached in this way at different touchpoints and accompanied on their entire customer journey. The degree program Corporate Media (formerly Corporate Publishing) of the Leipzig School of Media (LSoM) provides specialists from communication and marketing departments with the necessary skills to master these challenges in times of digitization within three semesters.... [-]


MA in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. [+]

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon successful completion of the exams become a professional member of the Digital Marketing Institute.

Course content

The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice. A highlight for many students is the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments.... [-]


MA in Global Communications

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is an interdisciplinary, hybrid academic program that produces expert communications professionals and scholars. Taught by an international faculty made up of intellectual and professional leaders in their fields, the program is designed to help you find a pathway to future success in your career. [+]

The MA in Global Communications is an interdisciplinary, hybrid academic program that produces expert communications professionals and scholars. Taught by an international faculty made up of intellectual and professional leaders in their fields, the program is designed to help you find a pathway to future success in your career.

CONNECT TO THE NETWORK: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Our curriculum is always being adapted to meet emerging needs. We welcome students with a wide range of interests and provide expert academic and practical training on topics spanning:

Communications Theory – from the development of the field and its major concepts and debates to the latest debates and challenges in a globalized world Digital Media Technologies – from the rise and promise of the Internet to the immersive networks of social media and ubiquitous computing devices Global Media and Media Systems – producing comparative knowledge of structures of ownership, control, influence and innovation Visual Culture – exploring the multivalent power of images and screens and practices of looking The Creative Industries – their increasing role in advertising and branding goods and services, and promoting and disrupting ideas and values Journalism and Public Relations– including the challenges and opportunities of producing and sharing compelling content in an attention-based digital economy Fashion and Material Culture – from luxury to sustainability in a rapidly transforming industry and wide-ranging practices of consumption in a consumerist society and beyond Cultural Difference and Cultural Diversity – their complex relationship to changing practices and politics of communication globally, including practices,... [-]

MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 2 more

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. [+]

Overview

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations, and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.... [-]


MA in Communication, Media Practice and PR

Swansea University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment. [+]

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key Features

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.... [-]


Intercultural Communication and Moderation (M.A.)

University of Applied Languages of the SDI Munich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters October 2018 Germany Munich + 1 more

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants. The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media. [+]

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media.

With this interdisciplinary study, you will perfect your foreign language skills at a professional level. The master's program trains your intercultural communication skills and competence through in-depth knowledge of regional and cultural characteristics. They deal with the importance of intercultural communication in companies and organizations and in the areas of marketing and personnel development. Through the study program, you will improve your career opportunities and invest in your professional and personal development.... [-]


MA in Strategic Communication for Marketing

Emerson College
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

Our Strategic Communication for Marketing program prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers in marketing and communications on both the agency side and the client side, giving you the unique capacity to apply your marketing skills in virtually any industry worldwide. [+]

Program Details

Our Strategic Communication for Marketing program prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers in marketing and communications on both the agency side and the client side, giving you the unique capacity to apply your marketing skills in virtually any industry worldwide.

As a student in the Strategic Communication for Marketing program, you'll have a chance to:

Conduct research and analyze data to identify marketing challenges and opportunities Develop marketing and communication plans that connect to measurable business objectives and integrate elements of digital advertising, social media, PR, promotion, branding, direct marketing, and more Customize your program through electives based on your interests and experiences Collaborate and create persuasive presentations that demonstrate how your plans will positively influence an organization’s standing in the markets served Program Options ... [-]

MA Media & Digital Communications

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century. [+]

Media & Digital Communications MA

Bridging foundations in established media with future-facing digital theories and skills, our exciting new MA will prepare graduates for the global media of the 21st century.

Key information Name: Media & Digital Communications Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate UCAS Code: N/A Study mode: Full time Duration: 12 months Tuition fees: £18,000 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

The Regent’s MA in Media & Digital Communications bridges the traditions established in the study of 20th-century media with the innovative and emerging practices of the 21st century. Students will learn about a range of communicative and creative practices within media that are increasingly shaped by technological change and digital communications.... [-]


MA in Strategic Communication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 15 months September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding needed to work in key positions in a wide variety of private and public enterprises. [+]

Learn to be heard with a master’s degree in Strategic Communication

Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding needed to work in key positions in a wide variety of private and public enterprises.

Is this UNYP master’s degree program right for me?

The 15-month life-long education program of weekend study (2 weekends per month) leads to an American Master's Degree from La Salle University (Philadelphia, U.S.A.). With a history of over 140 years, La Salle University is a highly ranked regional American university.... [-]


MA in Communication, Media & Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level.

This graduate program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre, for teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, students interested in positions in business and industry, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester.... [-]


MA in Visual Communication

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively while learning a shared visual language. [+]

A practical course for specialist photographers, graphic designers and illustrators.

Join our international cohort – We welcome students from many countries including the UK, Italy, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Columbia and Bulgaria.

Make use of workshops in photography, etching, letterpress, screen print, plastics, woodwork, paint preparation and casting.

Apply for a wide range of academic workshops competitions and professional awards.

This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively while learning a shared visual language.

Working alongside other students and in consultation with your tutors, you will build a professional and critical context for your practice, in the process of developing each of your projects. Your growing confidence and increased ability will be clearly evident in the portfolio’s you present when joining the profession or continuing to study.... [-]