The Communication (MA) is designed for business and nonprofit professionals who want to improve the leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills that will allow them to advance in their current careers or to succeed in a new one. The degree employs an innovative program design that accesses collaboration among award winning Hugh Downs School of Human Communication faculty.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Students will study conflict management, workplace communication, persuasion and social influence, global communication, and training and development at one of the top communication programs in the country, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, home to the Center for Strategic Communication. They will experience high quality courses developed by award-winning faculty, including Dr. Daniel Brouwer, recipient of a Master Teacher Award from the Western States Communication Association, Dr. Pauline Cheong, recipient of the Zebulon Pearce Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at ASU, and Dr. Jess Alberts who was named a President’s Professor in honor of her contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The master’s degree program will include interactive lecture and seminar videos; special seminar resources featuring nationally and internationally recognized scholars in workplace communication topics, and a capstone experience that allows students to tailor a project to their interests, needs, and goals. They also will have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Conflict Management and/or Civil Dialogue.
The online communication degree will be attractive to students who are looking to enhance their performance and success as corporate managers, communication consultants, human resource specialists, marketing managers, public relations specialists, funding raisers, and sales managers. The Master of Arts in Communication will also be valuable to students planning to pursue careers in law, post-secondary education, and nonprofit leadership and development.
The MA in Communication prepares students for careers in:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
ASU’s 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.
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