Communication Studies Program Description

Stevenson University’s Master of Science in Communication Studies is designed for professionals who want to build a foundation of effective communication competencies for personal and professional advancement. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2015 Job Outlook survey, over 73 percent of employers reported communication skills as a top qualification they seek in potential job candidates. This master’s program helps graduates translate fundamental ideas of communication into real-world applications and develop their skills in evaluating and creating solutions to conflicts that occur within organizations. Graduates will also be equipped to assist organizations in constructing successful team-building strategies and streamlining internal and external communications across various cultural, social, and business settings.

Graduates will be eligible for career opportunities in a variety of growing industries including public relations, advertising and promotions, marketing management, media sales, event planning, and market research. Maryland occupational projections indicate that the potential need for professionals in these industries will continue to steadily increase over the next decade. Position opportunities for graduates in these growing markets include Public Relations Manager, Public Relations Specialist, Advertising Manager, Promotions Manager, Media Sales Manager, Event Planner, and Market Research Analyst.