Master of Art Degrees in Communication

Compare 84 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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M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Saint Louis

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. [+]

M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. This degree prepares inexperienced students for a successful career in advertising and marketing communications and provides experienced students with the additional theory and application necessary to advance in their careers.

Students entering this program with a strong educational background or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in this area may be eligible to waive one of the required core courses and should consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration to discuss their qualifications.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 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. [+]

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 Professional Communication

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. Our program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st-century workplace. [+]

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication is a 30-unit program that can be completed in two years. Students complete four core and six elective courses that are three units each. Full-time students enroll in courses each fall and spring semester. Courses are also available in the summer. The degree culminates in either a capstone or a directed study and culminating project, such as a reflective portfolio, internship-related project, analytical paper, or academic research project.

Students can enroll in the general track in professional communication, which combines courses in strategic and technical communication for a blended specialty in the industry and organizational communication. This broader focus gives students valuable knowledge toward launching or furthering successful communications careers in a variety of fields and organizations.... [-]


MA in Global Communications

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. [+]

Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Language and Communication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands. This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language-related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you.... [-]


Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time August 2018 USA Topeka

Earning a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership is your next step in furthering your career and differentiating yourself from your peers. You’ll understand not only how to adapt to a changing global workforce but also how to leverage these changes into innovative ideas and solutions. [+]

At Washburn University, our goal is to help you become your best self. The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership helps you become a collaborative and innovative leader who demonstrates effective communication skills, self-awareness, and strategic thinking. The program is built on the knowledge that excellent communication is the foundation of extraordinary leadership. The courses will provide you the knowledge, skills, and experiences for continuous self and system improvement. Earning a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership is your next step in furthering your career and differentiating yourself from your peers. You’ll understand not only how to adapt to a changing global workforce but also how to leverage these changes into innovative ideas and solutions. The 30 graduate credit hour, interdisciplinary program is designed for working professionals. The eight-week courses are delivered entirely online using a highly interactive and intuitive learning management and video conference system. As an online student, you truly get the best of both worlds - a dynamic online learning experience grounded in the more than 150-year history and tradition of excellence at Washburn University.... [-]


MA in Visual Communication

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Communicating Economic Policy

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master Global Management And Communication (ma)

AKAD University
Online Part time 24 - 30 months Open Enrollment Germany Germany Online

The joint approach of the Master's degree program "Global Management and Communication (MA)" complies with the requirements of current occupational fields in higher management. The topics of global management and international communication are closely linked. [+]

The connecting approach of the AKAD Master's degree course "Global Management and Communication (MA)"Corresponds to the highest demands of current occupational fields in higher management. The topics of global management and international communication are closely linked. The course combines modern, international management know-how with intercultural competence. As a result, new fields of work are opening up to you in business: They are optimally prepared for future management positions for internationally active companies, organizations and institutions.

Your study set-up

The Fernstudiengang "Global Management and Communication - Master of Arts"Includes four consecutive semesters:... [-]


MA in Strategic Communication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 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. [+]

MA 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.

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., www.lasalle.edu). With a history of over 140 years, La Salle University is a highly ranked regional American university.

*UNYP provides light refreshments during the breaks to students on this program... [-]


MA in International Liaison and Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. [+]

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. Firmly grounded on the latest international communications theories and using real-life simulations, you will learn to locate and analyse resources, pre-empt communications challenges and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful interaction.

The course will enrich your knowledge and application of the key paradigms of international communication, information handling and presentation in a range of contexts from the field of public diplomacy to international media, intelligence, business and international NGOs. It also enhances your competencies in handling information across and between languages and cultures, in various professional settings. You will have the training and preparation to make significant contributions to your chosen profession.... [-]


M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The CCT Program encourages students with different backgrounds and perspectives to work together to identify opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies. [+]

Communication, Culture, and Technology is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts Program focusing on challenges posed by new technologies in a range of fields, including research, government, politics, arts, media, communication, business, health, and medicine.

By cutting across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, students explore fresh solutions to complex problems. CCTers are prepared to bring innovative thinking and multiple conceptual tools to leadership roles in an ever-expanding information society.

At CCT, students cut across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to explore how we use media and technology to communicate from social, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Faculty and students apply theory to practice in real-world settings, keeping pace with a rapidly growing information society and engaging in digital innovation.... [-]


Master in Mass Communication

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication. [+]

There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication.

Mass Communication

REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES, 7 hours

Comm 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication, 1 hour Comm 5810 Theories of Communication, 3 hours Comm 5800 Quantitative Research Methods, 3 hoursOr Comm 5820 Qualitative Research Methods, 3 hours

RESEARCH, 0-6 hours

Comm 5890 Thesis, 6 hoursOr Comm 6890 Research Problems (one research paper), 3 hoursOr Comm 6771 Graduate Internship, 3-6 hoursOr Comm 6775 Professional Project Seminar, 1 hourAnd Comm 6890 Research Problems, 3 hours

APPROVED GRADUATE ELECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION, 12-21 hours... [-]


MA in Digital Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MA in Digital media and Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise of social media and their increasing domination of the media and communication professions. [+]

Concentrations: 1. Journalism and Social Media Publishing, 2. Public Relations and Advertising in Networked Society, 3. Sports Media and Communications Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communications Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The programme is designed to be completed in one calendar year (12 months), over a fall, a spring and a summer semester of 13 weeks. Working professionals have the part-time study option which may take longer. The programme consists of core courses, specialisation requirements and electives. Students are required to attend lectures and seminars and engage in individual as well as group-based learning activities.... [-]