College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication

The College of Communication and the Arts has instituted a M.A. in communication for students desiring to pursue graduate work. Applications for the Fall 2019 term are available online for prospective applicants.

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According to the Seton Hall University website, the program offers two tracks of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies will function as one track with Communication in Organizations serving as the other. The former track focuses on communication technologies in corporations among other organizations, while the latter offers instruction on how students can improve workplace communication.

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies Ryan Hudes said that the priority deadline for the program is July 1, but the college accepts applications for the fall semester until August 1. Hudes encouraged currently enrolled undergraduate students from varying disciplines to consider the M.A. in Communication program.

“A selection of popular undergraduate majors, minors and certificates offered by the University that complement our new M.A. in Communication include sociology, anthropology, English, philosophy, psychology, history, political science, creative writing, environmental studies, data visualization, management, marketing, sports marketing,” among many other disciplines, Hudes said.

According to Hudes, students interested in the program should complete an online application and submit the required supplementary materials. Additionally, Hudes said applicants are invited to apply for entry in either the Fall or Spring semesters.

“Qualified applicants will be considered for available Dean’s Graduate Scholarships partial awards and a limited number of full-tuition assistantship awards are available both within the College and the University at-large,” Hudes said.

Professor and Director of the M.A. in Communication program, Dr. Renee Robinson said that the College of Communication and the Arts created the graduate program in response to a changing communication field, “and to reflect growth areas that better prepare students to meet their academic and professional interests.”

“The new program is designed to be more flexible in terms of what students study,” Robinson said. “And prepares students to pursue another advanced degree or to enter the work world with a competitive edge.”

Moreover, the degree will be offered on campus but also includes courses through online and hybrid formats.

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