Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs combine theory and practice to prepare you for success in fields such as public relations, brand management, health communication, social and digital media management, public affairs, political communication, nonprofit management, education and research.

You will be challenged and inspired to ask your own questions, conduct independent research, solve real communication problems and find your own voice and career path in the increasingly multi-platform and multicultural media environment. You will also have access to our internship program, a unique extension of the classroom, which will help you gain professional experience and connections that will benefit you after graduation. As well, ninety percent of our graduate students receive merit-based financial support. 

Whether you are interested in a professional or an academic career, our master's degree programs will give you a solid foundation and a set of skills to help you turn your questions into answers and become an ethical, culturally sensitive and socially aware communicator.

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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

International and Intercultural Communication

MA

About this Program

In today's increasingly globalized society, the world needs individuals who can navigate the complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders. By combining courses from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies, students in the International and Intercultural Communication program gain the cultural knowledge and communications skills they need to be successful in this environment. As a student in the International and Intercultural Communication program, you will have the freedom to build a personalized, relevant coursework plan that prepares you to pursue your unique professional goals.

You’ll have access to internationally recognized experts in the fields of communication, strategic messaging, international health communication and international relations. Our students complete internships at leading companies and nonprofit organizations and go on to find careers in a wide range of fields such as global health communication, public diplomacy, international education and administration, international PR and marketing communication.

Students in the International and Intercultural Communication program are also eligible to pursue a certificate in public diplomacy, global health affairs, or global business and corporate responsibility.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media and Public Communication

MA

About this Program

The MA in Media and Public Communication combines theory and practice to prepare you for successful careers in strategic communication, public relations, health communication, nonprofit management, media education, research and more.

Choose a concentration based on your interests and professional goals: The Strategic Communication concentration spans the fields of public relations, public affairs, health communication and brand management. The Media and Globalization concentration explores how media industries and technologies influence cultural, economic and political processes in contemporary societies.

Students in the Media and Public Communication program are also eligible to pursue the Public Diplomacy Certificate.