What Can I Do with a Master's Degree in Communication Studies?
The Department of Communication Studies serves students preparing for doctoral study as well as students preparing for non-academic careers. We do not offer courses that are tailored specifically to a particular professional setting. Rather, the content is applicable to different contexts where the focus is on interpersonal, organizational, public and cultural communication issues. Students are given considerable latitude in pursuing their own applications of knowledge in communication.
Graduates from our program are employed in a wide variety of occupations. Here is how some of our recent graduates are presently engaged:
They are professors at the University of Utah, Texas A&M University, Denver University, University of Massachusetts, Western Washington University, University of Idaho, Central Connecticut State University, Boston College, Merrimack College, Rocky Mountain College and the University of Montana.
They are instructors at Metropolitan State College, Back Hills State College and Weber State University.
They include organizational consultants in California and Washington, a human resource director in Idaho Falls; a vice president for training and development in Denver, a college registrar, a strategic planner, a director of residence life, a program director for a neuroscience institute, and an assistant director for international programs.
They are currently Ph.D. students at the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Maryland, Louisiana State University, Arizona State University, University of Utah, and the University of Colorado.
The Department of Communication Studies is committed to retaining a professionally active and dedicated faculty who receive university, state, regional, and national recognition for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Members of the department have all received advanced degrees and are widely respected among students and faculty for their excellent teaching, research, and service. Professors in the department are always rated in the top of all campus professors for their teaching effectiveness. Each faculty member has a field of expertise and a commitment to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Several have achieved national and international reputations and have published widely in their fields. See more about our faculty under the "people" link.
For information about Graduate School policies and procedures, please see the University of Montana Graduate School's website.
For answers to more specific questions about the program please e-mail Steve Yoshimura, Director of Graduate Studies at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (406) 243-4951.