Why Should You Get an MPC?


Numerous employer studies show that professional communication skills are highly sought after in the workplace. In fact, many recent studies rank communication as the No. 1 skill employers are looking for. Other communication-related skills are high on the lists.

The skill and knowledge areas of greatest importance to hiring managers are when hiring recent graduates are:


Learning Outcomes      %
Communicate orally and in writing       90
Exercise ethical judgment and decision-making      87
Work effectively in teams      87
Can apply knowledge/skills to real-world settings      87
Be self-motivated, take initiative and be proactive with ideas/solutions      85
Able to work independently (prioritize, manage time)      85
Employ critical thinking/analytical reasoning      84
Can find, organize, evaluate information      79
Able to analyze and solve complex problems      75
Stay current on changing technology and its applications to the workplace      73
Analyze and solve problems with people from different backgrounds and cultures      73
Able to innovate and be creative      66

Source: Hart Research Associates, 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions about Master of Professional Communication
Degree Outcomes




Application deadlines:

March 15, 2024, for the Summer/Fall 2024 semester.

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MPC Program Director
Dr. Michael Ault

MPC Office Specialist
Jennifer Greenlee
Elizabeth Hall Room 321

MPC Office Hours
9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Weber State University
Elizabeth Hall
Room 321
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Mailing Address
Master of Professional Communication
Weber State University
1395 Edvalson St.
Dept. 1407
Ogden Utah 84408-1407