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The Master of Arts in Communication is designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level and/or for careers in people-centered fields such as public relations, corporate training, telecommunications, journalism and media management, and non-profit leadership. The program covers the three main areas of communication: organizational and interpersonal; rhetorical studies; and media studies.

Program Design and Requirements

  • Students complete their degree requirements in a 36-credit program that includes a core of four required seminars.
  • Beyond the required core courses, students have a large range of options that allow for the creation of a course of study to meet individual needs.
  • All required courses are offered as evening classes.
  • Students must take 12 credits of research courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives
  • Résumé

Application Deadlines

  • July 15 for the summer or fall semester
  • November 15 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

  • Doctoral Study
  • Teaching in K-12 and College Level
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Media Positions
  • Technical Services

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Program Contact

Alex Lyon PhD                  


         Alex Lyon, PhD
         Graduate Program Director
         (585) 395-5772






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Last Updated 12/17/14