Department of Communication

Master of Arts in Professional Communication


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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Online Master of Arts in Professional Communication

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David Smailes, MA in Professional Communication graduate

The SUU MAPC program has graduates working in a variety of fields like David Smailes (class of 2007) who recently started a new position with CHG Healthcare as the Director of Leadership Development. In addition to career preparation, the MAPC program qualifies students to pursue more education. Aside from his Director duties, David is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Leadership and Learning in Organizations from Vanderbilt University.

2017 Best Online Masters Communication Degrees
The Community for Accredited Online Schools ranked the Online MA in Communication among its Top 40 best online colleges in the nation.

SUU News: SUU Ranked Twice for Best Colleges Offering Online Learning

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