Online Master of Arts in Communication
Looking to continue your education and become a competent communicator? The Master of Arts in communication program helps you take your career to the next level and stand out from the competition.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What will I learn in an online master's in communication?
In the online master’s in communication program, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate in moments of crisis or conflict, as well as how to navigate communication with individuals of diverse cultures, gender identities and backgrounds. You’ll also master important concepts, including effectively communicating in a global marketplace, persuading others and resisting others’ persuasion and integrating knowledge across geographical and social boundaries.
Additionally, you’ll develop valuable, transferable skills, such as:
- Conflict resolution and negotiation.
- Communication technology platforms.
- Data analysis.
- Strategic planning.
- Training and development.
What can I do with a master's in communication?
The master's in communication degree is for working professionals who want to change their career or become a better communicator. Graduates of this online master's degree become skilled at creating arguments, motivating others and communicating to global audiences, all of which are beneficial across many fields.
You’ll also have the opportunity to research communication topics that most interest you and better suit your passions and career goals. Graduates with a master’s in communication can expect to find work in sales, marketing, management, human resources, public relations, fundraising, health care, the government, nonprofits and more.
Coursework for a master’s in communication
In the online master’s in communication, you’ll complete core courses in communication research methods and theory. You’ll also choose from elective courses covering a variety of topics, including communication and gender, communication in the workplace, communication in global contexts and more. Finally, you’ll complete a training and development module in your capstone course that solves a problem tailored to your personal interests, needs and goals.
Conducting Communication Research
Research Methods in Communication
Theories and Models in Communication
Training and Development
Topic: Communication and Conflict Transformation
Topic: Communication and Gender
Topic: Communication in Global Contexts
Topic: Communication in the Workplace
Master’s in communications jobs
Graduates with a master’s in communication can pursue a wide range of career paths. Some popular careers in the field of communication include, but are not limited to:
Admission requirements for a master’s in communication
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Communication program must fulfill the admission requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
A respected school of communicators
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.