Master of Arts in Communication

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Program Description

The Master's Degree Program in Communication from Michigan State University has two major directions, the thesis option (pre-Ph.D. track) and the final examination option (career-oriented track). For either option, you can select a focus area in communication as an emphasis, such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, mediated communication, persuasion and social influence, political communication or intercultural communication.

Both tracks in the M.A. Communication program are designed to assist you in improving your ability to:

• Identify key communication variables affecting a person's performance, either in an organization where you have worked or one in which you expect to work after completing this program.

• Develop communication strategies for coping with specific communication problems, which may exist in your current or future job.

• Identify communication variables, which influence the relationship between your organization and the larger community.

• Demonstrate an ability to apply information from coursework to the development of communication strategies.

• Synthesize results from research on any question.

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At the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, we have a long-standing history and tradition as the first college of communication. Over the years we've grown and expanded our programs, our facult ... Read More

At the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, we have a long-standing history and tradition as the first college of communication. Over the years we've grown and expanded our programs, our faculty and our vision. Take a look at where we've been, what we're up to and where we're going. ComArtSci is one of the largest and most respected communication colleges in the nation, with over 58,000 alumni. We're also the first. Learn more about how our college started, where we've been and our plans for the future. Read less