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UT’s Master of Arts in professional communication equips students with the communication knowledge and skills needed for success in a variety of fields. Students gain experience with masterful presentation techniques, theories of organizational communication, crisis communication, conflict management and the effective use of visuals and media, with an emphasis on digital and emerging technologies. 

All classes have immediate, real-world applicability, making the program ideal for both working professionals and those beginning or changing careers.

Multidisciplinary

This flexible, multidisciplinary degree is designed for students from diverse backgrounds, including advertising and public relations, corporate communications, human resources, logistics, government, media, marketing, nonprofit management and more. Students are encouraged to tailor their coursework to their areas of interest. During a final immersive capstone project, students work closely with a faculty mentor on a topic of their choosing. 

Convenient, one-year program

All classes are held on campus in the evening and are taught by expert faculty members. Through a unique schedule of accelerated seven-week courses, students take one course at a time, allowing them to engage fully with each topic and build close connections with their peers during lively classroom discussions. Students may begin the program during the fall, spring or summer semesters, and can earn their degree in as little as one calendar year.

Benefits

  • Gain highly marketable communication skills to advance your career across diverse industries
  • Take classes at night and earn your degree in as little as one calendar year
  • Tailor electives and projects to fit your interests and career goals
  • Learn from skilled practitioners and experts in the field
  • Gain hands-on experience with digital and emerging technologies
  • No GRE required

Curriculum

  • Leadership and Strategic Presentations
  • Global Communication Design
  • Organizational and Strategic Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Research Strategies and Data Analysis
  • Electives:
    • Digital Communication Practice
    • Emerging Technologies and Applications
    • Ethics and Communication Law
    • Popular Communication
    • Issues in Communication