Translate organizational expertise to the public

This master’s degree is designed to serve professionals seeking career advancement in a variety of fields. Through the program, students gain not only a fundamental knowledge of communication theory and research, but they also build specialized skills to translate organizational expertise to the public. Graduates of this program are equipped with expertise to craft nuanced and detailed messaging that will strengthen the relationship between their organization and the public.

Students will choose between a practicum experience or thesis based on their professional and academic goals.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate transcript evaluation; Submission of a letter of intent describing the applicant’s interests and goals in obtaining a degree in Public Communication, Submission of a professional resume

Career Opportunities with a Master's in Public Communication

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Manager

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.