Master of Arts in the Field of Communication Management
The Communication Program in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of master of arts in the field of communication management. Communication management explores systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and revising of communication messages and processes (including technology and networks) within and across organizations. The program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse pool of students with varying career aspirations in this growing field. The curriculum provides advanced instruction in:
- Analyzing and developing strategies to enhance communication management functions in intercultural, organizational, public, and health contexts.
- Activating critical thinking, and strategic oral and written communication skills, applicable across multiple communication contexts.
- Planning, implementing, and actively facilitating communication management-related training and interventions to individuals, groups, and organizations in various contexts.
- Preparing for admission to doctoral programs in communication and related disciplines (such as international affairs, organizational sciences, public health).
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
30 credits: Thesis option—15 credits in required courses, including 6 credits in thesis and 9 credits in elective courses, with a minimum of 3 credits in an elective COMM course; non-thesis option—15 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses, with a minimum of 6 credits in elective COMM courses.
|or ORSC 6224||Persuasion and Negotiation|
|COMM 6100||Communication Theory|
|COMM 6110||Research Methods in Communication|
|COMM 6171||Professional Communication|
|COMM 6190||Leadership Communication|
|Required for the Thesis Option|
|COMM 6199||Master's Thesis (taken for 6 credits )|
|15 credits in elective courses for non-thesis students and 9 credits in elective courses for thesis students.|
|ANTH 6506||Topics in Medical Anthropology|
|COMM 6174||Intercultural Communication|
|COMM 6172||Health Communication|
|COMM 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|or ORSC 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|COMM 6165||Organizational and Communication Networks|
|COMM 6189||Intercultural Negotiation|
|COMM 6196||Independent Study|
|DNSC 6247||Organization, Management, and Leadership|
|DNSC 6290||Special Topics (Communication Strategy in Project Management)|
|EDUC 6530||Intercultural Campus Leadership|
|HOL 6704||Leadership in Organizations|
|IAFF 6171||Introduction to Conflict Resolution|
|IBUS 6201||International Marketing|
|IBUS 6401||International Business Strategy|
|MGT 6210||Leading Teams|
|MGT 6215||Conflict Management and Negotiations|
|ORSC 6212||Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection|
|ORSC 6214||Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems|
|ORSC 6243||Seminar: Leadership in Complex Organizations|
|PMGT 6404||Principled Political Leadership|
|PMGT 6402||Applied Political Communications|
|PSYC 8243||Seminar: Psychology of Leadership in Organizations|
|PSYC 8248||Research Applications to Organizational Intervention and Change|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6431||Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills|
|PUBH 6500||Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6503||Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing|
|PUBH 6570||Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory and Practice|
|SMPA 6202||Media Effects, Public Opinion, and Persuasion|
|SMPA 6204||Strategic Political Communication|