What sets apart our Master of Arts in Applied Communication?
The MA in Applied Communication classes are taught by our expert faculty who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their instruction. From your faculty mentors, you’ll learn how coursework transfers to the real-world applications in the boardroom and beyond. Your instructors will remain available and accessible to mentor and support you throughout your educational journey.
Listen to what one of our students has to say about the program:
FLEXIBLE TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
This part-time program offers an online format that will be completed in two years, allowing you to make the most of your time while juggling other responsibilities.
A strong network
You’ll complete your MA in Applied Communication with a small group of about 20 students who share your passion for connecting ideas, solutions, and people. With a focus on collaboration, the program encourages you to work with a team on key projects. This team-based approach helps you forge valuable connections to serve you well throughout your career.
Courses are delivered in a highly interactive format, using a variety of web-based platforms. You’ll learn how to maximize your communication skills through discussion boards, blogs, wikis, web conferencing and other collaborative tools ensuring optimal interaction between instructors and students.
This program’s in-depth curriculum is rigorous, challenging, and well-rounded. Courses teach you to make informed decisions, conduct focus groups and interviews, analyze target audiences, and adapt messages to different groups. This specialized knowledge prepares you to excel as a leader in your field.
SUPPORTS YOUR GOALS
The program includes a self-directed cognate offered through the Office of Extended Learning, where you’ll develop a thorough knowledge of communication platforms and applications relevant to your career aspirations.
A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
Courses are project-based, culminating in a collaborative capstone project. You’ll emerge from the program with a professional portfolio that demonstrates compelling evidence of the work you’ve done to show future employers.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, you’ll also have access to the full academic and research resources at the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses.
COM 501 Applied Communication Theory
COM 510 Group Communication and Collaboration
COM 502 Applied Communication Research Methods
COM 512 Communication Consulting and Training
COM 530 Capstone I
COM 511 Leadership as a Communication Phenomenon
COM 620 Case Studies in Communication Technologies and Interfaces
COM 621 Case Studies in Persuasion
COM 622 Case Studies in Communication, Culture, and Difference
COM 630 Capstone II