Organizational Communication Specialization

Become An Effective Leader & Develop Teams

Your online Master of Arts in Communication with Organizational Communication specialization allows you to understand the dynamics of teams and groups to create effective communication tailored to your audience.

Become an Organization’s Change Agent

The online Organizational Communication specialization provides you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking needed to explore a variety of communication issues. You will hone your ability to access credible information, analyze and evaluate messages and texts, create content, reflect upon social and ethical considerations and engage in communication across many platforms and diverse audiences.

With your Organizational Communication online specialization, you will learn both the theory and practice of effective leadership and team building within an organizational setting to advance an organization's mission or goals.

The Need for Applied Communication

You’ll have many options for jobs—however, applied communication is a booming field, with more than 27,000 new jobs becoming available in media and communication occupations through 2028.1 With your skillset in theoretical and researched communication literacy, plus practice in digital technologies, you will be equipped to address the growing need for well-rounded communication professionals.

In the Organizational Communication online specialization, you will prepare to advance in your field by studying team and group communication, organizational dynamics and communication in leadership positions. Various elective credit options allow you to pursue the career you desire.


Core coursework in the communication master's program includes the study of communication theory, research methods, ethics, and intercultural communication. In the Organizational Communication specialization, you will gain advanced knowledge of group and team dynamics, plus communication and leadership skills. Ultimately, you will learn how to apply strategies to improve team effectiveness and understand the important relationship between communication and leadership.

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1(2019, Sept. 4). Media and Communication Occupations. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from