Communications Studies Graduate Schools
Communications Schools may offer Certificates, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Communication Studies as on-campus programs. Communications studies majors may learn to convey information, ‘get’ the mindset of their audience, and, to do so with specific goals in mind. For instance, they might study how to shape messages and brands, interact with audiences and make use of digital technologies to sell, inform, educate or entertain. Students who pursue a communications degree on campus may learn a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge such as how to speak in public, write speeches, strategize, persuade, lead, and collaborate.
How to Find Communications Schools
Students can find regionally accredited communications schools by city, state or country – if they want to study abroad. Aside from location and general feel of a campus, students might approach their search with a degree level in mind. Also, there are schools for communications majors of all types. So, it may be helpful to refine your search based on an area of emphasis you might want to explore. Or, to look for a communications graduate program that might prepare you professionally for a specific type of career. A few areas of emphasis within communications studies that might be available on campus are as follows.
- Health communications
- Strategic communications
- Journalism and media
- Integrated marketing communications
- Public Relations
Masters in Communication Studies
Applicants to Masters in Communications Studies programs are required to have earned a Bachelors degree. Some communications schools offer a Master of Science in Communications Studies while others, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. While they both use analysis, the MA tends to approach things qualitatively (e.g. social context), the MS uses more quantitative methods like statistics and technology. Students who pursue their communications graduate degree on campus might benefit from small class size and individual attention.
Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies
Some communications schools offer students the opportunity to add onto their present skills with a graduate certificate in communication studies. These short-term programs tend to target a few courses, which may help students refine expertise. Often, certificates mirror their school’s Masters programs so that students might transfer their credits to finish their degree later on.
PhD in Communication Studies
As a terminal program, the PhD in Communication Studies is a research-focused degree. Students who pursue their PhD on campus may have a fair bit of interaction with faculty as they research and prepare for their dissertation. Also, some departments offer graduate assistantships which may provide great hands-on experience.
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- Smithfield, RISmithfield, RI
Ranked Top 15% of all Communication programs in the U.S., Bryant Master’s in Communication program is designed to help you succeed. Students can specialize in Organizational Communication, Health Communication, or an individually tailored area of study.
- Fairfield, CTFairfield, CT
Sacred Heart University
One-year full-time or two-year part-time Master of Arts in Communication: Strategic Communication & Public Relations at Sacred Heart Universit...
- Newton, MANewton, MA
The Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communication covers public relations, promotions, and interpersonal communications into a coordinated program of total communications.
- Newton, MA
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco
The MA in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills.
- Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA
MA in Communication at Duquesne integrates theory and practice. Choose from four emphasis areas to focus your studies: Integrated Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication, Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology, and Communication Studies...
- Madison, NJMadison, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University
The MA in Communication is offered by the Department of Communication Studies in the Becton College of Arts and Sciences on the Florham Campus.
- Rochester, NYRochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Master of Science in Communication & Media Technologies (CMT) is an interdisciplinary program that combines Liberal Arts courses in communication with classes in an applied or professional area such as marketing, health systems administration...
- Newton, MANewton, MA
As one of today’s most rapidly evolving industries, the healthcare field has high demand for knowledgeable, skilled communicators. In the Health Communication graduate program, you will acquire the skills to launch a health campaign or brand health...
- Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
The Master of Science (Communication Software and Networks) programme equips graduates with leading-edge knowledge in Networking and Software Engineer...
- Singapore, Singapore
- Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia
- Denver, CODenver, CO
University of Denver
At the Univ. of Denver, our Master of Arts and doctoral students in Communication Studies design their own research, collaborate closely with our faculty of teacher-scholars, and contribute to an engaged and inclusive community.
- Long Beach, CALong Beach, CA
California State University, Long Beach
We offer two MA programs, one is a general MA all areas of communication research, the other is in communication and human information systems.
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University
- College Station, TXCollege Station, TX
Texas A&M University
- Lincoln, NELincoln, NE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Students in communication studies advance knowledge about the patters, forms, effects and history of human communication.
- Aalborg, DenmarkAalborg, Denmark
Aalborg offers research and teaching in communication studies.
- Basel, SwitzerlandBasel, Switzerland
Basel School of Design
International Focus: The Visual Communication Institute/The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW has further developed the 1960’s Basel School of Design's...
- San Angelo, TXSan Angelo, TX
Angelo State University
This degree prepares students for information services positions that demand information technology training, planning efficiency, and management capa...
- Waco, TXWaco, TX
The Department of Communication Studies at Baylor offers a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies, where students typically concentrate in org...
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
M.A., Ph.D. specializations: Rhetoric and Intercultural Communications, Organizational Communication.
- Trollhattan, SwedenTrollhattan, Sweden
University of Trollhattan/Uddevalla
- Murdoch, AustraliaMurdoch, Australia
Our Master of Communication focuses on managing communication within an international context, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.