Master of Arts in Communication

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Information Session
December 9, 2008
• Vision 2020
• Department of Communication
Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program
• Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics
• School of Communication
Meet the team
Dr. Kyle Barnett: media studies
Dr. Gail Henson: ethics, Intercultural communication
David Meyers, MFA: digital media, graphics
Dr. Kimberly Parker, healthcare communication, research
Winnie Spitza, JD: persuasion
Dr. Ruth R. Wagoner: communication theory, organizational
communication, interpersonal communication
Lara Hayes Needham, Ph. D.: healthcare communication, public
Ed Manassah, MA, Executive Director, Institute for Media, Culture,
and Ethics
Dawn Hodges: Liaison for admissions
Nuts and bolts
30-hour program
Delivery one night a week and selected Saturdays
Completion anticipated four-five semesters
Six required classes
Four electives
Goals of program
To develop the knowledge, capacity and
competencies to
1. Lead individuals and communities
2. Develop effective communication programs within
the private, nonprofit, or public sector
3. Utilize media effectively
4. Communicate ethically in a culturally diverse work
Required courses
Communication theory and literature
Ethical issues in communication
Research methods
Intercultural communication
Digital media
Media Studies
Electives or concentrations
General communication studies
Concentrations—suggested grouping of classes to
Convergent media
Healthcare communication
Strategic communication
Core curriculum—16 classes
• Communication research methods
(quantitative and qualitative)
• Communication theory
• Media studies
• Digital (new) media
• Intercultural communication
• Ethical issues in communication
Convergent media
• Graphic communication
• Integrated communication
• Public Relations
• Global media communication strategies
• Multimedia
• Interactive media
Kyle Barnett, Ph. D.
David Meyers, MFA
Healthcare Communication
Healthcare communication
Gerontological communication
Public health communication
Crisis communication
Global public health communication
Kimberly Parker, Ph. D.
Strategic communication
Leadership communication
Organizational communication
Group and team communication
Ruth Wagoner, Ph. D.
Gail Henson, Ph. D.
Communication Studies Electives
Thesis option (6 hours)
Interpersonal communication in the workplace
Communication and culture
Writing for the Digital Age
Special Topics
Independent Study
Cohort pricing for 2008 class: $17,100
Individual price per credit for 2008: $570*
Loans and tuition remission
Corporate deferred payment
• *subject to change
Application process
Complete the application
$30 application fee
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Statement of purpose
• Submit materials to Graduate Admissions,
• Attention: Ms. Dawn Hodges
• Phone: 452-8163
Thank you for coming!