University of Colorado At Colorado Springs

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences



1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

United States




1-719- 262-4110

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. This program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as in academia. Given the extent to which communication is ubiquitous, the mission of our graduate program is to help students develop an array of scholarly, personal, and professional communication skills suitable to a variety of contexts. Students are encouraged to develop expertise either in professional communication with an emphasis on organizational communication, leadership, and strategic communication, or advanced general studies with an emphasis on communication competence in their own particular area of interest. With either focus, students learn to connect communication knowledge, theory, and research capacities to real-world situations. In addition, our program seeks to instill in students a passion for intellectual and theoretical discovery that transcends career objectives and course expectations. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.


Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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