2019-2020 Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Communication, Health Communication Concentration, MA

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The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. Our program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st century workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Core Knowledge: Graduate students will define, identify, and apply the rhetorical conventions and strategies appropriate to communicating effectively and ethically to varied audiences.
  • Scholarly Communication: Graduate students will write and edit a substantial amount of revised prose, meeting standards and applying conventions defined by the field of communication.
  • Professionalism: Graduate students will produce written, oral and digital communication of high quality consistent with their professional concentration and focus.
  • Research: Graduate students will conduct skilled and ethical research in the field of communication and contribute original knowledge in their chosen industry and profession.

Major Requirements (30 units)

Degree requires 30-units.

Students are required to complete 12-units of core.

Students are required to complete 12-units of concentration.

Student are required to complete 6-units of electives.

Health Communication Concentration

Students choose four classes within their concentration. Note: students may count PC 606 Rhetoric Seminar  and PC 694 Internship  toward their concentration provided these courses fit the concentration.


6-units of non-core courses that have not been counted toward the concentration.


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