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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Kara Finley, MA in Professional Communication graduate
Kara Finley graduated from the Master of Arts in Professional Communication program in 2015, and now works for a charter school management company. Her job with the company is always evolving from charter development and start-up to brand management and marketing campaign management. Kara says, "Southern Utah University provided me with an unparalleled education. It truly set me on the path to personal success and I will forever be grateful to the Communication professors that supported my goals and engaged me in coursework."

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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