University of Colorado Colorado Springs


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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems, often using emerging technologies, in modern organizations and social systems. This program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as in academia. Given the extent to which communication is ubiquitous, the mission of our graduate program is to help students develop the needed scholarly, personal, and professional communication skills suitable to a variety of contexts in the 21st century. Students are encouraged to develop expertise in professional (organizational) communication, media & technology studies, or advanced studies with an emphasis on their own particular area of interest. With any of these foci, students learn to connect communication knowledge, theory, and research capacities to real-world situations. In particular, students are provided needed communication knowledge and skills for a global world economy characterized by the use of new and constantly changing media and communication technologies. Applications are accepted year-round and, for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, their applications typically are processed in time for the upcoming semester.

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

Chris Bell
Director of Graduate Studies in Communication
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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