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MA IN Communication

Take Your First Step Toward Your Masters in Communication.


Knight School of Communication

School of Communication

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Advance your career by combining innovative theories with proven practices

In the Knight School of Communication at Queens, our graduate students are blending the best of theory and practice to advance their careers and discover new possibilities. Bolstered by success, many move to new positions, and some pursue advanced degrees. The program provides flexibility to students who want to study on campus, as well as those looking to study online. We help our students deepen their curiosity, critical thinking and sophisticated skills in resolving today's communication problems while envisioning tomorrow's possibilities.  

Of the required 36 credits for the degree, half of the curriculum will cover special topics and/or electives applicable to your personal goals. A culminating year-long, impactful project wraps up the program and allows students to hit the ground running in the field of communication with a strategy in place. 

Students can utilize their degree to advance their careers in marketing, public relations, corporate communication, leadership development, organization development, training and consulting, media production and many other opportunities.

Knight School grad student infographic


Faculty Experts, Innovative Methods

Our faculty are seasoned communicators, yet they're up on the latest trends and technologies. You'll work with them and your peers to discover strategies for creating clear, transparent and engaging content for your audiences.

A number of our students have gone on to publish research through collaborations with faculty. On-campus or online, our faculty are here for you.  

Valerie Graham

 Core Courses (18 hours)

  • Communication Fluency
  • The Social Creation of Organizing
  • Constructing Messages and Audiences
  • Communicating Mindfully
  • Expanding Communication Boundaries
  • Launching Passion into Practice

Specialty Coursework (Select 18 hours from the following)

  • Communication and Culture in a Networked Society
  • Leadership, Empowerment and the Management of Meaning
  • Organizations, Technology and the Changing Nature of Work
  • Strategic Communication for Global Audiences
  • Interactive Media and Storytelling
  • Engaging Community in the Digital Age
  • The Mediated Self and Changing Relationships
  • Creativity and Networks
  • Mediated Constructions of the Life Cycle
  • Organizational Identity and Brand
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Visual Rhetoric and the Influence of Aesthetics
  • International Experience
  • Special Topics in Communication
Kim Phillips MA Comm

"You learn so much in this program – how to make friends really quickly and research thoroughly, and manage time and relationships, all of which makes you a more prepared professional in the workplace. I am so satisfied and proud of my experience in the Knight School!” -Kim Phillips BA '13, MA '17


Students wishing to earn the MA in Communication with a concentration will complete a total of 39 credit hours with 27 credit hours in core and elective courses and 12 credit hours in a concentration. Concentrations are offered in Integrated Digital Strategy.

This concentration is available to students in both campus-based and fully online programs and include 12 hours of coursework from the following courses:

  • Strategic Communication for Global Audiences
  • Creativity and Networks
  • Organizational Identity and Brand
  • Digital Experience Design
  • Integrated Digital Strategy

Reach Out

Schedule a visit, an online information session, or let us answer your questions: 704-337-2314, or

Additionally, you can request more information on the online program.


View admissions requirements and other details about the on-campus program, or view online admissions information.

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