Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies

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Masters Degrees in Communications

abran-salazarAbran J. Salazar
Professor and Director
Graduate Program in
Communication Studies
Harrington School of
Communication and Media
Davis 303

Welcome to the URI Providence Campus Graduate Program in Communication Studies

The masters degrees in communications are based on an interdisciplinary philosophy designed to enhance options for graduates. The Department of Communication Studies offers a 30-credit hour program leading to the Master of Arts degree. In consultation with faculty advisors, students develop a program of studies to foster their developing career needs. The curriculum prepares students interested in establishing or furthering their careers as professionals in communication or related fields such as personnel, business administration, or human services, or for continuing study in a Ph.D. program.

Specializations are offered in applied communication, interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication, political and public communication. In consultation with advisors, students prepare for careers in public and private industry, government, or academic areas. Students are encouraged to develop their course plans to foster their evolving career needs. Thus, one might advance specific interests and competencies in areas such as communication technology, conflict management, political media, organizational communication consulting, or public relations. Individual specialties can be developed within each of the specialization areas.

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