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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication prepares students to work in communication intensive jobs, including social media management, user experience, advertising, public relations, professional writing, human resources, fundraising, event management, general management, training, and consulting, among other things. It fosters basic understanding of communication processes, including:

• Understanding of the major theoretical concepts and practical applications associated with the study of human communication

• The ability to conduct scientific research ethically and effectively, to interpret statistical information, and to assess its practical import for understanding communication in the world.

• Understanding of variables in communication situations, including the number (especially as it impacts interaction), background, interests, and values of participants; language, communication purposes, and contextual factors.

• Understanding of the implications of a multicultural world on appropriate and effective forms of communication.

• Understanding of how to adapt to variable communication situations for informative and persuasive purposes.

• Understanding of special forms of communication such as that related to advertising, public relations, social media, technical writing, and communication technology, among others.

• The ability to effectively produce and critically analyze persuasive messages.

Students in the MA in Professional Communication must complete 33 total hours, including the core requirements and either Plan I (non-thesis) or Plan II (thesis). They may select electives freely or follow one of the suggested emphases below. All students must complete 33 hours, including 18 hours of 600-level coursework (excluding CM 699).

Plan I: MA without Thesis

Choose 18 hours of electives from the list below (including at least 3 hours of 600-level course work, excluding CM 699), which may be freely chosen or may follow one of the suggested emphases.

Plan II: MA with Thesis

Choose 12 hours of electives from the list below (including at least 3 hours of 600-level course work excluding CM 699), which may follow one of the suggested emphases.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (33 horas)

Costos de estudio
US$24.430,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

17 Agosto 2022, 9 Enero 2023


College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Morton Hall 256, Conference Training Center 114,

301 Sparkman Drive,



35899, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on the undergraduate record

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution.

To qualify for unconditional admission, applicants must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

1. Have a minimum grade-point average of B (3.0) on the undergraduate record, and

2. Have a minimum total score of 300 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a minimum score of 3.0 on the analytical writing portion. For the English, Nursing, and Public Affairs programs, applicants must have a minimum total score of 410 on the MAT.

In order to be considered for admission to degree programs with no additional English language training required, applicants must meet the following minimums on the TOEFL or IELTS.

TOEFL (iBT): all sub-scores greater than or equal to 18 OR

IELTS: all sub-scores greater than or equal to 6.0

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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