Required Courses (28 hours)
||Intro to Graduate Studies for a Master in Professional Communication (1)
Team Building and Facilitation (3)
Writing for Professional Communicators (3)
Presentational Speaking and Visual Communication for the Workplace (2)
New Media in Professional Communication (3)
Communicating Organizational Leadership (3)
Strategic Communication (3)
Research Methods for Professional Communication (3)
Advanced Communication Research and Writing (1)
Thesis/Project I (3)
Thesis/Project II (3)
Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
6000-level MPC Courses
With the permission of the MPC director, graduate communication courses may be taken at other universities.
||Topics in Professional Communication (3) variable title
Elective Dual-designation Courses
Must be approved by the MPC director before registration. If an undergraduate version of this course was previously taken, the dual-designation course may not be counted toward registration.
Gender and Communication
Small Group Facilitation and Leadership
Public Relations Media and Campaigns
Special Topics in Communication
Elective Interdisciplinary Courses
With the permission of the MPC director and/or fulfillment of prerequisite courses. Classes not listed, including those at other universities, may be accepted with permission of the MPC director.
Health Care and the Health Care Economy
Strategic Health Planning and Marketing
Introduction to Classroom Management
Advanced Classroom Management
Transfer credit must be approved by the program director and cannot exceed 12 hours. Transfer classes must be at an appropriate level and fulfill the objectives of the MPC. No courses for which credit was used to fulfill requirements of another degree may be used toward the MPC degree.
To earn the MPC degree, candidates must complete all Communication courses with a grade of B- or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher. Failure to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, or 2 consecutive course sessions where a grade lower than C has been earned, will result in academic probation in accordance with departmental policies.
Time for Degree Completion
MPC students have a maximum of six calendar years to complete their degree requirements, starting from the first semester during which the student has registered and begun taking classes. Students who exceed this requirement may submit a letter of appeal to the MPC director to request that this requirement be waived. Students who fail to enroll in MPC courses for three consecutive semesters must apply for readmission to the program. In order to ensure timely progress through the program, students must consult with an MPC advisor every Fall Semester.
- 37 credit hours, at least 28 at the 6000-level.
- Grades of C or better in all courses counting toward the degree.
- Overall GPA of at least 3.0.
- Successful completion of thesis/project.