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As a student in one of our graduate programs, you’ll develop a deep and meaningful understanding of the disciplines of communication studies and public relations–the philosophies, the principles and how these apply to scholarly and professional practice.

Both the MPR and MA (Communication) programs are available fully online and can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.  If you’re interested in studying in-person, we usually offer some on-campus classes in the fall and winter semesters. Both programs start in the Fall semester.

Master of Public Relations
This is an applied (non-thesis) program for applicants with undergraduate degrees in Public Relations, Communication, Business, Commerce and related fields. It will prepare you to excel as a practitioner, and to become a leader in your field.

Master of Arts (Communication)
This is a thesis-based program. It will prepare you to become a highly-educated communications professional, or pursue further research as an exceptional scholar and academic.

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Aging
This is a 2.0 unit (4 course) program.  It will provide you with an understanding of the interplay between human communication, aging and health. This program is best suited to applicants with an undergraduate degree in Communication, Family Studies & Gerontology, or a related field.