What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Communication?


What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Communication?

Being a good communicator means more than effectively getting your point across during debates with friends and family. Communication is a valuable tool that can be lucrative in the job market. 

In fact, one of the most versatile degrees available is a degree in communication, and the OU Extended Campus Master of Arts in Communication provides you with just the skills you'll need to excel in a growing information-based society.

Whether you're coming from a background in a related field, or from something entirely different, the degree will prepare you to interact effectively with others in a variety of settings. Through research and theory-building, you'll learn to investigate communication processes as they occur within and among individuals, groups, organizations and societies.

Students can expect to work in areas such as management, consulting and community leadership.

Armed with important skills in areas such as writing, research and theory formulation, graduates may be hired in a variety of areas, including business, government, religion and social services, said Shelby Cole, home office operations coordinator for OU Extended Campus North America.

"The communication degree is very flexible," Cole said, adding that students can expect to work in areas such as management, consulting and community leadership.

Students can choose between two tracks—the General Track for those seeking a liberal arts approach and the Organizational Communication track for those wanting to pursue careers in profit/nonprofit, entrepreneurial and government organizations. 

"Having a master's degree will give students the knowledge and skill set to advance in their career and pave the way for supervisor, director or executive positions," Cole said. "By advancing in their careers, students will have access to higher pay scales."

Whatever path you choose, a master's degree in communication will not only help you communicate more effectively, it also will prepare you to show others how to improve their communication skills.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Communication offered by OU Extended Campus.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.