University of the Pacific

The Graduate School

Master of Arts in Communication


3601 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95211

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The College of the Pacific Master of Communication (MA) is a graduate-level program that consists of 28 or 32 units taught over the course of four full-time semesters or on a part-time schedule. Students complete academic courses on Pacific’s Stockton campus, mastering knowledge and skills in communication theory, methodology and practice. They emerge prepared to start management-level careers, solve communication-related work problems or enter top doctoral programs.

Students select a concentration in one of four areas – Communication Education, Communication Studies, Political Communication or Media and Public Relations – each of which integrates coursework from related disciplines, providing every student with a broad background in the study of communication. Field studies, internships and research-based learning experiences are often included in graduate curriculum. Students are given the option to pursue either a thesis or non-thesis track.


The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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