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Communication and Arts Center for Graduate Studies

Master’s and Doctoral Programs  

An academic community comprised of graduate-level scholars and professionals, the Center for Graduate Studies within the College of Communication and the Arts provides students with dynamic learning experiences – blending both theory and practical components.  Currently, three Master’s-level programs are offered and a PhD program is in development.

We invite prospective students to learn more about our programs, request information, or begin an application for admission.

PhD, Communication

With support from a $1.75 Million Gift from Henry and Maryann Roman, the PhD in Communication is in development. To be among the first to learn more about this innovative program, please complete the Introduce Yourself form.

MA, Strategic Communication

The Strategic Communication program develops critical research skills associated with communication and leadership in ways that are grounded in theory and applicable to settings in a complicated and highly interactive world.

MA, Public Relations

Designed for current and aspiring professionals, the Public Relations program offers students an integrated course of study that leverages communication and digital technologies to position students for success in a competitive and growing field.

MA, Museum Professions

The Museum Professions program prepares students for professional careers in museums and other cultural institutions through engaging seminars and experiential learning, melding the theoretical with the practical.

Ready to Apply? 

Applications to each program are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters. Complete applications for the Fall semester are due by May 1 and November 1 for the Spring semester. For more information and detailed admissions requirements, visit the Graduate Admissions Requirements page.

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