University of San Francisco

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Professional Communication


Downtown Campus

101 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. USF’s program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st century workplace.

  • Located in the heart of San Francisco and close to Silicon Valley  - one of the most vibrant and innovative regions in the world - MAPC students have access to collegial and professional networks at Bay Area organizations and companies.
  • The program’s convenient schedule of evening courses appeals to full-time graduate students and enables professionals to work while completing their degree.
  • The MAPC includes courses that meet both on-campus and online for flexibility and convenience, while providing engagement with cutting-edge technology.
  • In the second year, some courses are offered entirely online.
  • With three concentrations from which to choose, the program creates a community of professional communicators who have varied career interests.
  • The program uniquely combines residential and online graduate seminars with applied research and professional engagement.

Graduates from the program bring a thorough knowledge and skill set of advanced communication to careers in a range of sectors - including technology, government, finance, health services, academic, and many other sectors where communications skills are highly valued.


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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