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8 Master of Art Programs in Professional Communication

A Master of Arts degree, or MA, is a graduate program that introduces students to deeper understanding of their field and a narrower focus such as an area of specialization. Students are also able to develop leadership skills appropriate to their industry that complement their academic success. An MA program may take a year or two to complete and could lead to further schooling or comfortable care… Read more

A Master of Arts degree, or MA, is a graduate program that introduces students to deeper understanding of their field and a narrower focus such as an area of specialization. Students are also able to develop leadership skills appropriate to their industry that complement their academic success. An MA program may take a year or two to complete and could lead to further schooling or comfortable career opportunities.

What is an MA in Professional Communication? These programs typically cover subject areas such as global communication processes and theories, organizational communication and the use of communication skills throughout the business world. Courses might focus on areas of digital or multimedia communications or on rhetorical studies. Persuasion, ethics, civility and critical thinking are other topics that students might address.

Students can benefit from participation in this type of program in many ways. Some programs are set up to work around the schedules of professionals with work responsibilities. Most of the time students working on this degree find that their academic advisors work with them to design a program suited to their interests and personal goals.

The costs associated with tuition and living expenses will naturally vary from one school to another. This is particularly true for schools that are situated in various countries. For the most accurate information regarding the cost of this educational program, hopeful students should contact the schools directly.

Almost every job will require a certain level of communication competency, but those students who earn the master’s degree can expect access to some highly rewarding careers. These include careers in writing and editing, publicity and advertising, or customer service and sales. Other job opportunities can be found with event planning agencies, the newscasting industry, market research centers and any organization that requires a public relations specialist. A few more possible job titles include communications specialist, internal communications manager and media specialist.

If this looks like the type of program that you would enjoy, 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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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. Our program is designe ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The programme is designed to mould students into more than just an expert in their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for th ... +

The programme is designed to mould students into more than just an expert in their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, USA

The Master of Arts in Technical Communication provides students with advanced study of technical and professional writing. This 36-hour program prepares students to enter a va ... +

The Master of Arts in Technical Communication provides students with advanced study of technical and professional writing. This 36-hour program prepares students to enter a variety of fields, including medical writing, software design/documentation, procedural writing, web authoring, and more. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Aug 2021
Online
 

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Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

The MA in Professional Communication program consists of two years of study with an annual on-campus residency at the beginning of each year. Faculty who have expert, real-wor ... +

The MA in Professional Communication program consists of two years of study with an annual on-campus residency at the beginning of each year. Faculty who have expert, real-world experience provide a solid foundation of advanced professional and technical skills that underpin effective leadership in an increasingly communication-driven world. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
13 Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Alabama Huntsville
Huntsville, USA

At UAH, you can earn a high-quality MA in Professional Communication to prepare you to work in various communication-intensive careers, including social media management, user ... +

At UAH, you can earn a high-quality MA in Professional Communication to prepare you to work in various communication-intensive careers, including social media management, user experience, advertising, public relations, professional and technical writing, fundraising, event management, and more. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Moscow, Russia

The programme "Foreign Language of Professional Communication and Specialised Translation" is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, ... +

The programme "Foreign Language of Professional Communication and Specialised Translation" is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, which can be used -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Southern Utah University Department of Aviation
Cedar City, USA

Enhance your communication skills and learn the application of professional communication to effectively reach a variety of audiences with the online Master of Arts in Profess ... +

Enhance your communication skills and learn the application of professional communication to effectively reach a variety of audiences with the online Master of Arts in Professional Communication. The online professional communication master's degree program is ideal for those working for any company requiring audience messaging capabilities in advertising and public relations campaigns, social media content creation, internal organizational analysis, media production and more. Interact one-on-one with distinguished faculty in dynamic communication courses with topics like advertising and public relations strategies, pop culture, social media, and professional writing and presentation and gain skills applicable to any industry. Offering projects tailored to your professional goals, the online M.A. in Professional Communication helps you apply what you learn immediately. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Epics Visual Effects School
Zapopan, Mexico

The MA in Sound Arts and Industries program is committed to helping you turn the skills you develop into tools you can use to advance your career. We are excited about the opp ... +

The MA in Sound Arts and Industries program is committed to helping you turn the skills you develop into tools you can use to advance your career. We are excited about the opportunity to play a role in your career development. EPICS The Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) empowers students to develop their career strategies and engage in the global marketplace. Housed within the School of Communication (SoC) at Northwestern University, EPICS is here to support you with your career development throughout your time as a student. The MA in Sound Arts and Industries program has a dedicated EPICS Liaison whose role is to develop events and services specific to this program. They include: Career Coaching Sound MA students have access to 1:1 career coaching through EPICS. Coaching appointment topics include resume development, cover letter reviews, internship and job search strategy, interviewing, networking, or any other topic related to career development. Speaker Series For the Sound MA Speaker Series, we bring distinguished alumni and professionals from various industries to campus to talk about their careers and current trends in their area of expertise. The Sound MA Speaker Series is open to all Northwestern students. Masterclasses Throughout the year we welcome industry professionals to lead a masterclass on sound-related topics. In the past, we’ve had masterclasses on sonic branding, circuit-bending and music production, and voiceover. Career Development Workshops Career development workshops are offered quarterly and focus on both general and industry-specific career skills including resume and cover letters, professional writing, networking in person and online, building a professional website, documenting sound projects, developing your personal value proposition, internship, and job search strategy development, and interviewing. Internships An important component of the Sound MA program is the experiential learning requirement. Students in the program must complete a minimum of 160 experiential learning hours during the summer quarter of the program via an internship or thesis while enrolled in an online career development course. -
MA
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus