Saint Louis University offers a Master’s degree in Communication designed to teach students to be conscientious thinkers and leaders who communicate effectively in a diverse world and understand the social implications of media and technology in a rapidly changing environment.
We have three broad areas of study, with intersections within these areas to health, interpersonal, and political communication as well as public relations.
- Organizational Communication
- Media Studies
- Culture and Public Dialogue
Through their coursework students develop fluency in communication theory that can be used to solve practical problems. Students also learn to ask thoughtful questions and find engaging answers by building the skill-set necessary to develop research protocols, evaluate messages, analyze data, and share these findings with various stakeholders.
Students deepen their understandings of communication theory, research, criticism and ethics within a personally tailored program that fits individual goals and interests. Students experience small classes that permit close working relationships with faculty.
At the backdrop of their study is Saint Louis, a diverse urban setting that is also a larger social, corporate and media center. Drawing from this unique environment, students have access to a dynamic research setting in which to examine the organizational, social and cultural issues that are occurring globally.
Upon completion, students go on to employment at a variety of occupations, including public relations, human resources, training and development, advertising, higher education, marketing, and journalism. In addition, we have an excellent track record placing graduates in strong Ph.D. programs for students who want to continue their graduate work in communication.
For additional information about our program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies,
Dr. April Trees