Admissions Requirements
Program Requirements
Course Requirements
Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Communication
Certificate in Public Speaking & Presentation Training
Certificate in Leadership & Communication
Certificate in Public Relations & Journalism

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

The Master of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication prepares students to focus on a wide variety of paradigms that link the process of human communication with organizational behavior, interpersonal relationships, leadership, culture, and management practices within a diverse and changing society. Students are provided the opportunity to engage in a multifaceted course of study that is grounded in a strong theoretical base, with an emphasis on communication and culture framed within the study of organizations. Within the concentration, students can focus their studies toward the more traditional approach to Organizational Communication or they can take an applied approach in choosing their coursework. At the end of their studies, students are provided the option of either writing a thesis or taking a comprehensive examination.

There are course offerings in:

  • Consulting and Training
  • Public Relations
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Leadership
  • Crisis Communication
  • Group Problem Solving
  • Advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Presentation Training
  • Multicultural Communication


Dr. Wenli Yuan
Program Coordinator