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10 MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication Communication Professional Communication 2024



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MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication Communication 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 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.