The Master of Arts degree program in Communication is designed to develop the student’s understanding of research methods and communication theory, the ability to conduct basic and applied research, the capacity for critical thinking about communication problems, and the competencies required for service as a professional communicator, teacher, or scholar.
We have an eclectic and engaged group of graduate faculty committed to sharing their experience and insight with their students. The Lowcountry Graduate Center, where our program is housed, is a welcoming environment for students with outstanding classrooms and computer laboratories. Striving for a collaborative experience between student and the faculty, we have established a number of successful learning initiatives, including creative independent-study projects and experiences with communication pedagogy. The graduate program also has a chapter of the College of Charleston Graduate Student Association.
In recent years, our students have presented research to national academic conferences, landed internships with top communication agencies, and have supervised undergraduates (through paid assistantships) in campus offices ranging from Student Media to Institutional Advancement.