3 Disciplines – 1 Masters Degree
Dr. Rebecca Curnalia, Graduate Program Director.
Communication – Professional & Technical Writing – Marketing
The skills taught in this program will equip you to handle the demands of today’s complex and evolving professional environment. We know that you are multitasking more than ever before. You are expected to know about more – more about options for communicating, more about communicating with diverse populations, and more about communication across various industries. With this degree, you will cross the traditional academic boundaries of knowledge and skill-sets. With our MA in Professional Communication degree in hand, you'll be better prepared to communicate professionally in traditional and emerging contexts – both face-to-face, and computer-mediated.
YSU's Professional Communication graduate degree is exactly what employers are looking for in new employees, and we teach skills that current employees would need to advance in an organization. We surveyed national and international employers, for-profit and not-for-profit agencies, and several Fortune 500 companies before creating this program. These employers signaled a strong interest in our new, professional communication masters program. On average, these employers indicated being very interested in their employees (and future employees) developing skills in all communication-related subject areas such as public speaking, presentational skills, writing and editing, and public relations and marketing.
We built this degree program around employers’ needs. So, in many way, our graduate degree is an asset to you and your employer. Our courses are designed to make you more marketable as a job applicant, and to meet the needs of modern organizations – whether you’re looking to advance in your current job, be retrained, or move on to another position. You will hone skills essential to long-term professional success.