Welcome to the website for the Master of the Arts program in Communication. The introductory information below will provide you with general information about the program. If you're seeking more details, we suggest exploring the following links:
M.A. in Communication: Student Perspectives
The mission of the Master of Arts in Communication is to provide a quality education that will assist students in developing an advanced understanding of communication theory, research, and practice and to prepare them for further graduate study and/or professional work. Toward this end, COM Area graduate faculty will pursue two inter-related educational objectives:
1. To develop graduate students' understanding of and independent thinking about the knowledge base, scholarly activities, and critical practices of the communication discipline.
2. To enable graduate students to apply and disseminate their knowledge of communication theory and research in ways that reflect the values of diverse perspectives and emphasize the ethical implications of communication.
Graduate Program Highlights
The Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts offers the Master of Arts in Communication for individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in communication. This program is particularly relevant for:
- Students pursuing a doctoral degree and/or career in higher education/academic administration
- Secondary speech teachers interested in building upon their knowledge about communication processes
- Individuals seeking an enhanced understanding and application of communication theory and research
- Professionals interested in improving their comprehension of organizational and interpersonal communication.
The program provides a strong background in communication research and methods and classical and contemporary communication theory. Most classes are small, and faculty members are committed to maintaining supportive and personal interaction with graduate students.
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