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Online MA In Communication: Organizational Communication

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.

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  • Duration 18 months
  • Cost per Credit $906
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Specialize your degree
  • Stackable certificate options available
  • Learn from expert instructors
  • Attend class when and where it’s convenient

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.

Career Outlook: 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 2028.1With 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.

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager

$132,620/year

As an advertising, promotions or marketing manager, you would lead efforts to reach your organization’s key audiences with the messages to drive business, communicate about campaigns or drive interest in a new product.2

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager

$114,800/year

As a public relations and fundraising manager, you would be responsible for maintaining the public’s positive perception of your client, as well as encouraging donor contributions. This position requires mastery of not only communication and social media, but also public events.3

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Events Planning Manager
  • Corporate Communication Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Development
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
EXPLORE CAREERS

Curriculum

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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Tuition Details

This 30 credit hour program costs $906 per credit hour. We provide transparency on what you can expect to pay so that you can make an informed decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ online MA in Communication, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete this degree in one and a half years, or longer if needed.

The total cost of tuition for the program is $27,180, excluding fees.

Yes, the MA in Communication program accepts transfer credits, please speak with an Admission Advisor for more information.

The MA in Communication offers two optional specializations: Strategic Communication and Organizational Communication.

However, a concentration is not required. As an alternative, you can choose from a variety of in-demand electives.

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Sources:

  1. (2019, Sept. 4). Media and Communication Occupations. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/home.htm
  2. (2019, Sept. 4). Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm#tab-8
  3. (2019, Dec. 16). Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm