Communication

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More Messages, More Media and Never Enough Time
The Quincy University Master of Arts degree in Communication is designed to bring you up to speed. Offered entirely online, the degree provides the opportunity to learn and apply classic theory to contemporary problems and to explore the potential of new media to add power to the strategic messages you share daily with increasingly diverse audiences. Chances are, your career requires mission-critical communication at a high level of proficiency, and more than ever, success is riding on your clarity, precision, persuasiveness, and grace of expression. Quincy University's Franciscan tradition of education means that you will experience personalized instruction with a focus on your goals and needs. Our curriculum is based on a Franciscan model of communication that promotes servantleadership, integrity, and respect for each individual.

Professional Growth: On Your Schedule and Your Terms
At QU, we realize that you're investing more than tuition dollars. Your time is valuable, and we've designed the new degree with that in mind. Our 30-credit-hour (10-course) program allows you to complete required courses in five semesters, and intensive summer sessions are included. Online convenience combined with individualized attention from professors will enable you to tailor your learning to today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities. The program provides a broad foundation of theory and models of application to prepare students for leadership in the areas of integrated marketing and organizational communication. The curriculum is designed to promote professional development in such careers as public and community relations, marketing communication, business communication, and electronic communication.

A Contemporary Curriculum on a Classic Foundation
The outcomes of the program reflect the needs articulated by today's managers, business leaders, and key communicators. When you complete your degree, you will be able to apply
the theories underlying the use of social media, crisis communication, and change management to authentic problems and cases. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding and application of the tools of digital, visual, and verbal communication.

About the Communications Program
The Master of Arts in Communication degree builds upon the strengths of our highly regarded undergraduate program. The members of the Communication faculty are seasoned teachers who bring to the classroom their professional experience in broadcasting, media writing, business communication, public relations, and advertising. QU Communication undergraduates are often employed before commencement day in broadcasting, marketing, public relations, and publishing firms. They also earn graduate degrees in law, mass media, education, management, human resources, and counseling. Here's a snapshot of some recent graduates:

  • Legislative Liaison for the Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Human Resources Generalist, The Boeing Company
  • Newscast Director, FOX28- South Bend, Ind.
  • Technical Writer, Knapheide Manufacturing
  • Development Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Emmy-winning Investigative Reporter, KMOV-TV, St. Louis
  • Community Relations Specialist, St. Louis Cardinals