The on-campus Master of Arts in Communication program offers students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing world.
The M.A. in Communication program is designed to sharpen students’ communication competencies and knowledge base in a dynamic and highly interactive environment reflecting real-world scenarios through advanced content courses such as Digital Communication and Communication Technologies, Communication in Organizations, and Public Relations.
This master's program offers students the opportunity to focus their studies in several advanced content areas, including Digital Communications and Communication Technologies, Communication in Organizations, and Public Relations. Digital Communication and Communication Technologies focuses on communication technologies in corporations, organization and human relations including device usage, adoptions and applications. Communication in Organizations teaches students to enhance workplace communication capabilities by focusing on decision making and problem solving within employee relations, management communication and digital interaction. Public Relations provides students with sought-after practical experience both on campus and in the world capital of public relations, New York City.
To be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit the following materials:
• Electronic application and application fee
• Resume/Curriculum vitae
• Personal statement (up to 550 words, about 2 pages) - please review our tips and suggestions
• Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended - including pre- and post-baccalaureate coursework
• GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (waivers available)
• Letters of recommendation (2)
For further information, visit www.shu.edu/communication-arts/graduate-studies/graduate-admissions-requirements.cfm
Communication in Organizations
Corporations are seeking effective communicators who thrive when presenting in a boardroom or managing a crisis. Graduates go on to work in HR or organizational communication within the healthcare, pharmaceutical and sports industries, or pursue advanced degrees.
Digital Communication/Communication Technologies
Companies are seeking talented, well-rounded employees who can effectively manage their digital communication efforts and presence. Graduates go on to work as market researchers; social media specialists or project managers in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and sports industries; or pursue advanced degrees.
Skilled public relations professionals are in great demand, especially given the visibility and scrutiny that organizations and leaders must navigate in this fast-paced environment. Graduates go on to work as PR specialists in the healthcare, education, entertainment and sports industries, or pursue advanced degrees.