Master of Arts in Communication/Master of Education in Higher Education

DUAL DEGREE

Effective communication and efficient organizational structure are essential in any successful college and/or university setting. The MA in Communication and MED in Higher Education dual degree provides a platform upon which students will gain an advanced understanding of the skills necessary to lead groups on a college or university campus. The skills and knowledge acquired through this degree will provide individuals with a deep understanding of the inner workings of a college campus and how to coordinate and lead work teams in the support and implementation of the institution's mission and vision.

ADMISSION

In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the MED in Higher Education program past 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

18

COMA 6307 - Communication Leadership for Groups
COMA 6309 - Social Media and Communication
COMA 6314 - Intercultural Communication
COMA 6320 - Organizational Communication
HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)*
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education

MA IN COMMUNICATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

18

COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication
COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication (S-L)*
COMA 6312 - Advanced Persuasive Communication
COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations
COMA 6322 - Communication Campaigns
COMA 6324 - Communication for Global Organizations

MED IN HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

24

DLED 6303 - Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom
HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 5380 - Readings in Higher Education
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

TOTAL HOURS

18 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

18 hours

MA in Communication Required Curriculum

24 hours

MED in Higher Education Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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