Career Opportunities

​​Graduates of the M.A. in Communication and Dramatic Arts are well-prepared for success in academic and other professional careers.

Academic Careers

CMU's graduate program prepares students for careers in academe, offering one of the  finest instructor training programs in the nation.  Graduates of our program teach at the community college level or have completed Ph.D.s in Communication at some of the top doctoral programs in the nation, including:

  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio University
  • Wayne State University
  • University​ of Nebraska
  • University of Denver
  • University of South Florida
  • Southern Illinois University

Other Professional Careers

A graduate degree in Communication gives graduates a competitive edge in the workplace.  Graduates of our program have found success in fields such as:

  • Higher Education:  Director of University Admissions, Residential Life Coordinator
  • Communication Training:  Training Coordinator, Director of Training and Development, Senior Recruiter
  • Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations:  Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Marketing Executive, Marketing Specialist
  • Human Services:  Human Resource Manager, Executive Personnel Coordinator, Director of Fundraising, Career Development Specialist
  • Event Planning:  Conference Planner, Executive Promoter, Activities Director, Corporate Events Planner
  • Non-Profit Organizations:  Account Executive, Program Manager
  • Business:  Organization Director, Account Manager, Private Business Owner