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Master of Arts in Public Communication

With public communications growing at a faster rate than any other occupation, there is a great demand for professionals trained to confront today’s social challenges. Public communication graduates are highly sought-after in the athletic, corporate, health and public affairs/political arenas.

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Public Communication?

SU’s graduate program in public communication equips you with the skills to analyze, design and implement innovative and diverse solutions to contemporary social challenges. You will be prepared for work in public communication sectors in one of four disciplinary interest areas:

  • Athletic
  • Corporate
  • Health
  • Public affairs and political

Through a combination of research-and industry-focused mentoring, real-life engagement, in-depth scholarly discussions and practical training, this M.A. program prepares the next generation of communication professionals and scholars to enter the post-pandemic world as both thoughtful scholars and innovative industry leaders.

Why Choose a Master’s in Public Communication at Salisbury University?

Drawing upon the knowledge and experience of award-winning faculty and scholars, SU’s Master of Arts in Public Communication Program allows you to customize your academic pathway to degree completion. Our small class sizes allow for one-on-one mentorship with faculty experts, who are passionate about helping you reach your career goals.

Through a rigorous examination of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of communication theory, you will gain proficiency and insight in the digital persuasion skills necessary to design strategic campaigns, produce multimedia products, manage social networks, understand audience motivations, and shape public engagements and behaviors. You will learn to conduct media research, examine legal issues that impact the industry, study organizational behavior, employ analytics to understand digital engagement and glean audience insights into various communication fields.

With the guidance of a graduate director, you can customize a program that reflects your professional goals.

Public Communication Master’s Tracks & Admission Requirements

Our master’s in public communication offers four unique tracks to help you gain expertise in the area where you want to make a difference.

For details on admission, program policies as well as the requirements for each of the Master’s in Public Communication Program’s tracks, visit the University catalog:

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Public Communication Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty are active scholars in their fields who foster students’ abilities to think critically, and communicate creatively and effectively.

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