Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Arts in Applied Communication (M.A.)

The Department of Communication Studies offers an M.A. in Applied Communication with concentrations in corporate communication, health communication, media criticism or public communication. This unique applied program provides students with theoretical understanding of communication processes as well as with the competencies and skills necessary to address specific communication issues and problems by applying discipline-specific knowledge. The program readies the advanced student for professional career paths and future academic pursuits. Students completing the Applied Communications M.A. curriculum will:

  • Design and execute communication strategies and create programs to address contemporary communication problems.
  • Apply communication theories to specific communication issues and problems in the workplace and the community and communication-specific theory to predict human interaction.
  • Demonstrate an advanced theoretical knowledge in preparation for Ph.D studies.