The Department of Communication Studies offers the master of arts degree in communication studies with emphases in relational and public communication studies. Courses of study are designed around two career “tracks.” For students with a non-academic career orientation — including such diverse arenas as politics, education, law, public service, the ministry, and media relations — we offer a track in Community Engagement. For those wishing to continue their academic orientation in doctoral programs we offer our Advanced Communication Research track.
Because each student’s goals are unique, the curriculum allows flexibility in developing individual degree programs. Such development aims to balance the communication discipline’s varied traditions in theoretical, historical, and applied research, with particular attention to the changing communication culture of the twenty-first century.
Kevin Stoker, Ph.D., Department Chair
Natalie Pennington, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
Communication Studies Faculty
Communication Studies Courses
Master of Arts - Communication Studies