As both a theoretical and applied program, the M.S. in Public Communication and Technology prepares students for careers in the following:
- Health, Environmental, Science, or Technical Communication: Enhancing public and specialized audience understanding of health problems, environmental issues, or scientific and technical topics.
- Public Relations and Strategic Communication: Public relations, public information, and strategic communication programs for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
- New Communication Technologies: Uses and effects of new communication technologies, computer-mediated communication, and the World Wide Web; computer, print, and multimedia-based documentation, instruction, and training.
- Journalism: Issues related to news media culture and multimedia delivery, and influences on news and documentary content.
- Academia: Preparation for higher-level academic work, such as obtaining a doctorate, and teaching and conducting research at the college level.
Effective Fall 2008
|JTC 500||Communication Research and Evaluation Methods||4|
|JTC 501||Process and Effects of Communication||4|
|JTC 701||Colloquium in Communication and IT||1|
|Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Managing Communications Systems|
|Cognitive Communication Theory|
|Social and Cultural Communication Theory|
|Public Communication Campaigns|
|Public Communication Technologies|
|Communication and Innovation|
|Communicating Science and Technology|
|Quantitative Research in Communication|
|Qualitative Methods in Communication Research|
|JTC 695||Independent Study||3|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
Select nine credits with approval of advisor and graduate committee.