What sets apart our Master of Arts in Applied Communication?
We take the "applied" in the name of our program seriously. Students do not work on papers that never see the light of day. Instead, throughout the program, students work on real-world projects designed to make a difference. These projects are not tied to individual classes, but are shared across classes, allowing student work to be more efficient, more engaging, and more impactful. Students emerge from the program with a professional portfolio that demonstrates compelling evidence of the work you’ve done to show future employers.
Student project examples: HERE.
Students work together in cohorts, taking the same classes in the same progression. This both enables students to build meaningful, collaborative relationships, and guarantees that students will be able to finish the program in two years.
The next cohort is set to start in the Fall 2020 semester.
Because our program is entirely online, students are able to make their education work with their busy, professional lives. While our classes are not self-paced, they are all asynchronous. With rare exceptions, we do not ask students to be present online at any specific time (and even in those instances, we make recordings of live sessions available for those who cannot attend).
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:
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.
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.