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The Master of Arts in Applied Communication has optional concentrations in corporate communication, health communication, media criticism, and public communication.
Classes are generally small and interactive, with an emphasis on application of theory. The graduate faculty bring a range of academic expertise and applied experiences from regional and national institutions and organizations. Opportunities for multidisciplinary and independent study are available.
The overarching goal of this unique applied program is to provide students with the competencies and skills necessary to address specific communication issues and problems that are socially relevant and to suggest or implement change.
The primary intellectual goal of this program is to increase students' understanding of the theoretical implications of discipline-specific knowledge and to enhance their ability to understand and predict human interaction relative to realistic, applied outcomes associated with contemporary social problems.
A practical goal of the program is to educate professionals who grasp the complexities of communication problems and who are able to develop and execute strategies and create programs to address such issues.
The program provides advanced study of communication principles applicable to various personal and organizational settings. It provides an excellent foundation for doctoral studies and is also well suited for students who want to pursue combined advanced-degree programs in such areas as medicine, medical humanities, business, and philanthropy.
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