Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication

Program Format
Entry Terms
Summer: Jul. 10, 2017
Fall: Sept. 18, 2017
Winter: Jan. 8, 2018
Spring: Apr. 9, 2018
Credits Required for Graduation
45-49 Quarter Hours


Incorporating best practices, case studies, research into the latest communication trends, and interactive learning formats, the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication addresses complex challenges critical to effective communication. From communicating with multicultural teams to assessing the impact of social media campaigns, the program’s core courses, taught by instructors who are experienced communication professionals, examine topics that are critical to organizational communication in the digital era.

Complementing this degree’s core courses are program concentrations in Human Resources, Human Services, Leadership, Project Management, Social Media and Online Communities, and Sport and Social Change—enabling you to focus your graduate studies in the area that best matches your interests and career objectives.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance your personal communication skills
  • Examine negotiation, facilitation, and mediation best practices
  • Develop intercultural communication skills and techniques
  • Analyze communication ethics and the issues they present
  • Cultivate a supportive communication climate

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Organizational Communication
The study of organizational communication focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations, for the purpose of learning how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether the context of such communication is meetings or professional presentations, communicating during a crisis, or intercultural exchanges, the message is consistent: effective communication is a crucial factor in determining organizational success.