The School of Communication offers two Master of Arts programs. In the Department of Communication Studies, the M.A. in Communication program provides advanced knowledge and skills to individuals who want an in-depth understanding of processes, applications, engagement, and discovery in an intellectual climate. We pride ourselves on providing various perspectives, approaches, research, and practical application in communication and multimedia content. Our graduate students thrive by learning in a diverse environment and the richness of the various course offerings. As graduate students discover their strengths in communication research and media production, they become more prepared and confident to work in multiple careers or continue their studies at the doctoral level.

The School of Communication (SOC) seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide students with a theoretical, practical, and research foundation in Communication and media so that they may acquire enhanced understandings of their professional specialties;
  • Prepare students for further study toward the Ph.D. degree;
  • Provide students with advanced skills in content creation, production, and industry technology;
  • Provide students a platform to expand their real-world industry experience and creative problem-solving

Graduate students in the Master of Arts in Communication program can either earn a thesis or a non-thesis Master's degree with an opportunity to focus their area of study in one of four concentrations. All concentrations in the Master of Arts in Communication are designed to be completed in four semesters if a student attends full time, completes their master's or thesis project, and defends within that time.

Concentrations include:


Sports & Entertainment Management 

The concentration offers a master's program to create new media, sports entertainment, and recording industry management scholars and professionals prepared to enter a computer-native industry. Our program allows students to gain a critical understanding of advanced technologies and a range of skills in audio production, multimedia production,d management, and business. Additionally, graduates will understand the theory, methods, and analytical tools needed to create and contribute to scholarship in fields of Communication that are part of the Sports and Entertainment Management discipline. 

 For information

Questions? Contact the Graduate Director

Dr. Morgan Kirby