Master of Arts in Communication
The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a 36-credit hour program designed to equip graduates with academic and professional skills related to the field of communication, providing the skills and knowledge needed for servant leadership in the community, educational, ministry, or professional organizations. The core courses are designed to expose graduate students to the theories, research methods, and contemporary trends in communication studies while improving their skills in public speaking, designing effective visual support for messages, using technology related to communication, and leading communication activities for groups.
Five concentrations (18 hours each) are available in this program: Communication Leadership, Communication Studies, Marketing Communication, Organizational Communication Management, and Sports Communication.
The Communication Leadership concentration enables students to develop communication skills, competencies, and strategies needed by servant leaders to provide direction and influence in interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts.
The Communication Studies concentration provides students with in-depth knowledge of traditional and contemporary communication theories, research, analysis, and practices related to communication as a field of study.
The Organizational Communication Management concentration enables students to apply knowledge of communication theories and research to communication practices related to organizations, equipping students to contribute their knowledge and skills as specialists in the ethical management of communication for organizations.
The Marketing Communication concentration equips students with knowledge and skills in communication and marketing theories and strategies to serve as marketing communication specialists for a variety of organizations.
The Sports Communication concentration equips students with knowledge and skills to serve as communication specialists in sport-related professions or organizations.
No requisite course work is required for this program.
There are no additional requirements other than those required for admission to the graduate program at DBU.
Required Core Curriculum
COMA 6300 - Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
Communication Studies Concentration
COMA 6310 - Rhetoric, Argumentation, and Advocacy
COMA 6322 - Communication Campaigns
Organizational Communication Management Concentration
COMA 6320 - Organizational Communication
Sports Communication Concentration
COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations
Total Credit Hours Required
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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