Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Professional Communication

Required Core Courses

    • MSPC 3300 – Professional Communication Seminar
    • MSPC 3250 - Communication Theory
    • MPA 3320 – Ethics and Professional Life
    • MSPC 3760 – Contemporary Issues in Communication
    • MPA 3900 – Research Methods and Strategies
    • MSPC 3070 – Organizational Communication
    • MSPC 3330 - Capstone

Digital Media Concentration (Choose 4)

Digital media are continually transforming the way consumers and businesses interact and has significant impact on social life as well. Students in this program will develop a deep appreciation and understanding of the role media plays in contemporary society. Students learn how to leverage media to engage people in a wide-range of applications such as building customer loyalty, increasing revenues, improving health choices, or promoting educational programs. This concentration will provide students with specialization in social and digital media strategies to enter into a profession like media strategist, SEO strategist, online community manager, blogger, or freelance copywriter.

- MSPC 3030 – Freelance Writing and Strategy

- MSPC 3050 – Social Media and Marketing Communication

- MSPC 3100 – Marketing Communication

- MSIT 3210 – Introduction to New Media Technologies

- MSPC 3800 – Global Communication Strategy

- MSIT 3820 – Business Intelligence

- MPA 3840 – Project Management

- MSPC 3940 – Internship

Communication Leadership Concentration (Choose 4)

Communication leadership students will learn how to inspire action and influence change. Students utilize creative thinking to move people towards the mission and vision of an organization. While in the program, students are introduced to models of leadership and methods to reach organizational goals. This concentration allows students to pursue positions where proven leadership qualities and communication expertise are vital. This would include careers such as communication consultant, life coach, media manager, human resource professional, training and development specialist, or manager in many settings.

- MPA 3120 – Organizational Behavior & Leadership

- MPA 3840 – Project Management

- MPA 3170 – Change Management

- MSIT 3820 – Business Intelligence

- MPA 3930 – Fundamentals of Business Analysis

- MSPC 3620 – Cultural Diversity And Intercultural Communication

- MPA 3660 – Intervention, Mediation and Negotiation

- MSPC 3940 – Internship

Strategic Communication Concentration (Choose 4)

Strategic Communication is the study of how individuals and organizations use communication and media to negotiate their role in highly mediated societies. Public relations and advertising are central aspects of strategic communication and involves the study of how organizations influence opinions and the behavior of key publics and how they try to respond and adapt to the concerns of these publics. The curriculum emphasizes an ethical approach to public relations and analyzes the impacts strategic communication practices have on societies. Students explore communication contexts, theories, and processes as a means of understanding and critically analyzing social influence. In addition, students learn to evaluate challenges and engage in strategic communication to respond to them.

- MSPC 3050 – Social Media and Marketing Communication

- MPA 3840 – Project Management

- MSPC 3750 – Advertising Theory and Practice

- MSIT 3820 – Business Intelligence

- MSPC 3100 – Marketing Communication

- MSPC 3780 – Theory and Practice of Persuasion

- MSPC 3090 – Public Relations

- MSPC 3940 – Internship

 

Master of Science in Information Technology

Required Core Courses

    • MSIT3050 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
    • MSIT3999 - Capstone Practicum
    • MSIT3110 – Cyber Security Fundamentals
    • MSIT 3100 – Contemporary Issues in IT
    • MSPC 3300 – Professional Communication Seminar
    • MPA 3320 – Ethics and Professional Life
    • MPA 3900 – Research Methods and Strategies

Electives

  • MPA 3670 – Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict Management
  • MPA 3780 – The Global Enterprise
  • MPA 3350 – Global Marketing and Advertising
  • MPA 3320 – Ethics & Professional Life
  • MPA 3520 – Intercultural Communications
  • MPA 3140 – Managing Diversity
  • MSPC 3100 - Marketing Communication
  • MSPC 3090 - Public Relations
  • MSPC 3750 – Advertising Communication Theory & Practice
  • MSPC 3920 – Business Intelligence
  • MSPC 3830 - E-commerce and E-business
  • MSPC 3210 – Introduction to New Media Technologies
  • MSPC 3840 - Project Management
  • MSPC 3100 – Marketing Communication
  • MSPC 3750 – Advertising Communication Theory & Practice
  • MSPC 3170 - Change Management
  • MSPC 3440 - Microeconomics of Competitiveness
  • MSIT 3010 – Information Systems Architectures
  • MSIT 3060 – Introduction to IT Systems Implementation
  • MSIT 3130 – Business Data Communications
  • MSIT 3140 - Operating Systems
  • MSIT 3130 - Design and Analysis of Networks
  • MSIT 3810 – PhotoShop for Internet Graphics Development