Outcomes

Students of the Master of Arts in Communication program become scholars, critics, and practitioners of communication who:

  • Have knowledge of theories of communication.
  • Speak and write clearly, knowledgeably, innovatively, and critically about theory in relation with practice.
  • Integrate media, modes and contexts of communication in public and professional communication.
  • Conduct original research and complete creative projects.
  • Understand research methodologies and their relationship to theory.
  • Make arguments orally and in writing.
  • Consider interactions between communication and character.
  • Contribute to the field of communication in public and professional contexts across local, national, and international levels.
  • Understand history and issues of technology and communication.
  • Analyze communication strategies and effects

Communication skills are essential in both work and social settings. Recruiters and placement officers for all types of organizations and positions rank oral and written communication skills at the very top of the list. The department's graduates have entered the following careers:

  • Advertising Executive
  • Audience Researcher
  • Blog and Website Manager
  • Branding Specialist
  • Business Executive
  • Communication Specialist
  • Content Producer
  • Consultant
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Corporate Communicator
  • Critic
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Debate Coach
  • Employee Relations Representative
  • Event Organizer and Manager
  • Film Editor
  • Graphic Artist
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Impression Management Specialist
  • Interface Researcher
  • Interviewer
  •  Journalist
  • Media Consultant
  • Media Liaison
  • Media Specialist
  • News Director
  • Newscaster
  • News Writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Professor
  • Public Information Specialist
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publications
  • Radio Programmer
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Media Management
  • Specification Writer
  • Talk Show Host
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Television Producer
  • Trainer
  • Video Producer or Director
  • Writer
  • Internal Communications

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