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Online Master’s In Communication With Organizational Communication Specialization

Program Overview

Become An Effective Leader & Develop Teams.

Your online Master of Arts in Communication with Organizational Communication specialization allows you to understand the dynamics of teams and groups to create effective communication tailored to your audience.

Your online Master of Arts in Communication with Organizational Communication specialization allows you to understand the dynamics of teams and groups to create effective communication tailored to your audience.

Program Highlights

2

years to complete (average)

30

total credit hours

$884

per credit hour

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Become an Organization’s Change Agent

The online Organizational Communication specialization provides you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking needed to explore a variety of communication issues. You will hone your ability to access credible information, analyze and evaluate messages and texts, create content, reflect upon social and ethical considerations and engage in communication across many platforms and diverse audiences.

With your Organizational Communication online specialization, you will learn both the theory and practice of effective leadership and team building within an organizational setting to advance an organization’s mission or goals.

Career Outlook: The Need for Applied Communication

You’ll have many options for jobs—however, applied communication is a booming field, with more than 27,000 new jobs becoming available in media and communication occupations through 2028.1With your skillset in theoretical and researched communication literacy, plus practice in digital technologies, you will be equipped to address the growing need for well-rounded communication professionals.

In the Organizational Communication online specialization, you will prepare to advance in your field by studying team and group communication, organizational dynamics and communication in leadership positions. Various elective credit options allow you to pursue the career you desire.

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager

$132,620/year

As an advertising, promotions or marketing manager, you would lead efforts to reach your organization’s key audiences with the messages to drive business, communicate about campaigns or drive interest in a new product.2

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager

$114,800/year

As a public relations and fundraising manager, you would be responsible for maintaining the public’s positive perception of your client, as well as encouraging donor contributions. This position requires mastery of not only communication and social media, but also public events.3

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Events Planning Manager
  • Corporate Communication Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Development
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
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Curriculum

Core coursework in the communication master’s program includes the study of communication theory, research methods, ethics, and intercultural communication. In the Organizational Communication specialization, you will gain advanced knowledge of group and team dynamics, plus communication and leadership skills. Ultimately, you will learn how to apply strategies to improve team effectiveness and understand the important relationship between communication and leadership.

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Tuition Details

This 30 credit hour program costs $884 per credit hour. We provide transparency on what you can expect to pay so that you can make an informed decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ online MA in Communication, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

The average student completes this online master’s program in 2 years, but some students can complete the program in 1.5 years. Students who require more flexibility can take longer to complete the program.

The applied communications field has massive utility for organizations across all industries and will remain essential as organizations compete in the ever-evolving landscape of emerging media. According to Burning Glass Labor Insights:

  • 23.2% job growth is projected for social media strategists over the next 10 years
  • Marketing managers with master’s degrees earn a median $97,100 annually, 19.3% more than marketing managers with a bachelor’s

This program is suited for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for emerging media who may be interested in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Corporate communication
  • Leadership and organization development
  • Training and professional development
  • Human resources
  • Community affairs
  • Journalism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Media production
  • Social and digital media campaign coordination

Learn more about your career opportunities with Queens’ MA in Communication.

Previous work experience in communications is not required for this program. Due to the ever-evolving nature of applied communications, this program is best suited for those who view communications as a life pursuit, with the intention of remaining current with the industry over time.

The estimated total tuition is $25,500. Certificates in communication cost $12,750.

Note this estimate does not include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, loan fees, and other costs you might incur. Consider taking these costs into account when you budget for your school year.

Learn more about tuition for the MA in Communication and your financial aid options.

The program is offered in a flexible format that allows you to select either full- or part-time.

There are four core courses in the core M.A. in Communication curriculum. Following 12 hours of core requirements, you will take 18 more credit hours. You can choose a specialization in Strategic or Organizational Communication, both specializations, a combination of one specialization and electives or all electives.

Sample topics include organizational identity and branding, group & team dynamics, digital community engagement, creativity and networks and issues in intercultural communication.

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Sources:

  1. (2019, Sept. 4). Media and Communication Occupations. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/home.htm
  2. (2019, Sept. 4). Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm#tab-8
  3. (2019, Dec. 16). Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm