MA in Communication Studies
The study of communication is important to virtually every profession that involves working with people – education, advertising and public relations, management and marketing, health care and social services, politics and public services, and other organizational and institutional contexts, public and private. The Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) program seeks to develop a students’ specialized knowledge and skill in the following areas of emphasis: managerial and leadership communication, integrated marketing communication, intercultural and international communication, and public communication. Students also have the option of obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management concurrently with their program of study. A Master of Communication Studies develops capabilities to initiate and advance his or her professional career in one or more of these areas, to work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, and to understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values.
|Career||Projected Statewide Growth||Projected National Growth||PA Median Salary||U.S. Median Salary|
|Advertising and Promotional Managers||5.0%||13.0%||$130,100||$88,600|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||6.0%||16.0%||$96,300||$95,500|
|Human Resources Managers||8.0%||13.0%||$111,500||$99,700|
|Public Relations Specialists||11.0%||23.0%||$53,700||$54,200|
|Administrative Services Managers||5.0%||15.0%||$88,600||$81,100|
|Market Research Analysts and MarketingSpecialists||30.0%||41.0%||$58,400||$60,300|
|Human Resources Specialist||14.0%||21.0%||$58,000||$55,800|
Salary and job outlook information obtained from O*NET OnLine.
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