Our vibrant community of scholars and teachers is committed to providing a real world, hands-on, and theoretically robust master's degree that will enrich your communication knowledge and skills for the twenty-first century. Our program is a 33-credit generalist degree designed to enhance students' intellectual and professional growth through the understanding and practice of effective communication. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields.
To learn more about the program, download an MA program flyer, read this interview about the program with Dr. Hamilton Bean, and check out the Graduate Handbook.
Students who complete our program receive offers to top-notch PhD programs or accept positions related to communication management, public relations, human relations, and corporate and non-profit communication. Check out our alumni profiles and a flyer highlighting some of their accomplishments.
Some students choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication
** As of May 2019, the Department provides "advanced standing” (a waiver for 6 of the 33 credits required for the MA degree) to applicants who have earned Accreditation in Publication Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). **