Colorado State University

Public Communication and Technology

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Master of Science Degree in Public Communication & Technology

As both a theoretical and applied program, the M.S. in Public Communication & Technology prepares students for careers in the following: Health, Environmental, Science or Technical Communication; Public Relations and Strategic Communication; New Communication Technologies; Journalism; and Academia. M.S. students select either a thesis or a project option. This degree emphasizes the conceptual, analytical and practical skills needed to design, manage, implement and evaluate communication programs and activities. Student research generally focuses on the analysis of communicators, messages, channels, communication effects and audiences. The program also offers the opportunity to strengthen writing, editing and production skills. In addition, it provides a solid foundation in theory and research for those students who are interested in pursuing further study at the doctoral level.

Ph.D. in Public Communication & Technology

The Ph.D. degree in Public Communication & Technology focuses on two important concerns: the role of information in the public's understandings of contemporary issues, and the impact of new communication technologies in people's lives. As a research-based degree, the program prepares students for careers in two areas: 1) Teaching and research at the university level. Universities and colleges worldwide seek colleagues who are knowledgeable about new and traditional media. 2) Communication research and research management positions outside academia. For-profit, non-profit and governmental organizations seek employees qualified to address their media and communication-related issues.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Dept. of Journalism and Media Communication
Colorado State University
C236 Clark Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1785
(970) 491-5132

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