University of West Florida

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Communication Arts, M.A. - Certificate


11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Health Communication Leadership Certification

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Communication Arts M.A. Strategic Communication & Leadership specialization is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that provides in-depth knowledge of communication strategies that stimulate ongoing innovation, team-building, empowerment, and service excellence. The program reflects the latest research in the field, embracing a 360-degree perspective on using communication effectively in organizational advocacy, decision-making, strategy-building, innovative message design, image management and ongoing improvement. Students in the program are actively engaged in roundtable discussions, projects, and specialized research about communication challenges and career options that interest them. Classes focus on leadership techniques and actual communication challenges using an integrated approach grounded in research, goal-setting, teamwork, strategy-building, ongoing assessment, and an appreciation for diversity and innovation. The program involves a mix of theory and research, skills training, and current issues in a range of contexts including media, health, public affairs, politics, nonprofits, and computer-mediated environments.


The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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