Overview of Master of Professional Communication Program

The Weber State University Master of Professional Communication (MPC) program emphasizes the knowledge and advanced communication skills working professionals need to succeed in today's rapidly evolving and technologically complex world. You will choose from courses like new media in professional communication, strategic communication, organizational leadership, or conflict resolution and mediation. You will also hone your communication skills with courses in speaking, writing and research methods.

All of our students take four required courses designed to develop core communication competencies (theory, writing, advanced speaking, and research methods). Our students then customize their program through choosing four of six core required courses and then tailoring their electives to really provide the skills they most want and need to advance their careers. Our students finish the program by choosing the culminating experience – academic master’s thesis, applied professional project, or additional elective coursework—that fits their goals.

Benefits of the Program

Personal Attention: Small class sizes both encourage rich discussion with your professors and peers, and allow meaningful individual guidance and feedback, enhancing the learning experience.

Unique format: The MPC degree is a 33-semester-credit hour program that can be completed in two calendar years. You can work full-time and complete the program in six semesters. In general you can come to campus one night per week and take face-to-face courses supplemented with online instruction.

Connected: MPC graduates work in nonprofit, government and for profit industries and in organizations of all sizes. You'll enter the program with a cohort of 25 students and take your classes together the first year. Graduates of the program find the networking opportunities to be invaluable. Several students have found jobs or started new collaborations based on contacts they made in the MPC program.

Ready to apply? Read about our admissions requirements here.