Master of Arts in Professional Communication

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The Master of Arts in Professional Communication is an applied, professional degree designed to focus on advanced research, writing and presentation skills required for effectiveness in diverse communication industries. The practice-oriented program is ideal for those working for companies requiring audience messaging capabilities in advertising and public relations campaigns, social media content creation, strategy, and curation, internal organizational analysis, training and consulting, and media production. Candidates need not have a Bachelor's degree in Communication to apply, be accepted or succeed in the program.

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Named one of the "15 Best Online Public Relations Degree Programs in 2021" and "Best Masters in Communication Programs in 2021" by Best Value Schools.
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Sarah AlamshawThe SUU MAPC program has graduates working in a variety of fields like Sarah Alamshaw (class of 2013) who is the Director of Brand Communications for the Seattle Mariners. Within her role, Sarah handles executive communications, crisis communications, and brand storytelling for the Major League baseball club. In addition to her role with the Mariners, Sarah has previously filled in as an online adjunct professor for SUU’s undergraduate Communication program, teaching Strategic Communication.



Holly RichardsonThe SUU MAPC program has graduates working in a variety of fields like Holly Richardson (class of 2018) who is a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, a volunteer marketing and communication director for a small nonprofit and a consultant for political campaign communications. In addition to career preparation, the MAPC program qualifies students to pursue more education. Aside from her writing and consulting, Holly is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Utah.