As part of their requirements for an M.A. degree in Communication and Advocacy, students will select a concentrated area of study: Health Communication, Environmental Communication or Strategic Communication. In each concentration, research, theory and practical application are combined to help students develop and refine knowledge and skills essential to becoming effective communication advocates, research investigators and communication research consumers.
Graduate students interested in specializing in strategic communication will complete course work focused on the research-driven, analytical approach utilized by contemporary advocates used to address communication challenges and opportunities in the public and private sector. Students with a concentration in strategic communication will be prepared to work in a variety of corporate, governmental and nonprofit settings constructing and evaluating communication campaigns, facilitating organizational and group decision making, engaging effectively with interested stakeholders, and educating and motivating diverse audiences.