Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Corporate Communication, MA

Location(s): Online


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Students in the Corporate Communication MA are mentored by experienced faculty and have the opportunity to participate in internships that build your confidence and professional network. Upon completion of this degree, students will be prepared to advance their professional career, work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, and understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • To gain a working knowledge of the major paradigms and theories that serve as a foundation for the study of corporate communication in business and non-profit organizations. 
  • To master communication research methods to gather, analyze and interpret data, and to present findings through scholarly, corporate, and proprietary venues.  
  • To understand ethical and social responsibilities in adapting and communicating messages in applied interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, mediated, and public contexts. 
  • To conduct analyses of real-world problems, conflicts, and crises at local, national, and global levels that impact corporate communication. 
  • To develop critical thinking skills to evaluate arguments, engage in discourse, and draw conclusions as consumers of information. 
  • To become proficient in designing and conducting organizational communication audits that promote corporate effectiveness, fairness, and sustainable professional relationships. 

 

Admissions Requirements


1.  Complete the online application.
2.  Pay an application fee of $35.
3.  Provide an official transcript verifying an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
4.  Scores for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the general aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you possess a master’s degree you do not need to complete the exams listed above. Applicants with at least a 2.8 undergraduate GPA and two years of professional experience are not required to submit MAT/GRE scores, but must submit a writing sample or samples demonstrating research, analytical and writing capabilities.
5.  Two letters of reference (educational or professional).
6.  Statement of purpose (1-2 pages).

These credentials will be evaluated by the Departmental Admissions Committee, which will consider such factors as suitability of previous course work, undergraduate scholarship, work experience, and potential for growth as a professional in a communication management field. Any deficiencies in preparation will be cause for the prescription of prerequisite work.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA or exam scores may be admitted on a conditional basis, but will be required to earn a B or better in all coursework within the first 12 credit hours to remain in the program.

Curriculum Requirements


Core*


COMJ 6000 Required. Choose 1 Research Course:

Total Core Credits Required: 6


Required Advanced**


Choose 1 Capstone Course:

Total Required Advanced Credits Required: 3


Related Electives


Total Number of Credits to Complete the Program: 30


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