School of Communication

Master of Applied Communication Theory & Methodology

Graduate Program video

The master's degree program provides graduate education in communication theory and methodology for students who desire to 1) apply communication strategies to work-related problems; and 2) ultimately pursue doctoral studies in communication. The program is directed primarily toward the development of communication scholars and specialists, i.e. individuals who are able to apply knowledge of communication theory and methodology to the analysis and solution of a variety of communication problems. The program emphasizes the ability to synthesize and interpret research in socially useful ways while also allowing for specialization in the actual conduct of research.

Official Course Requirements and Courses Offered (as listed in the Course Catalog)

Graduate Program Requirements and Checklists
Deciding what classes to register for? Preparing for graduation? Download one of our easy-to-use checklists to make sure you are on the right track! Then call 216.687.2116 for further Graduate Program information.

For Advising in this major, contact any of the faculty in your area of interest or call 216.687.4630 to be connected with an available advisor.

Why pursue a Master's in Applied Communication Theory & Methodology?

Communication techniques and problem-solving strategies incorporated in this program provide an effective background for individuals in careers such as corporate media or training, journalism, organizational communication consulting, promotional communication, and campaigning. Also, business or management personnel who have a need for experience in communication problem solving may find the program useful. Recent graduates of the program are employed in such diverse fields as advertising/public relations research, broadcast programming, corporate research, personnel/administration, and retailing. Others have continued on with doctoral studies at major U.S. universities.

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School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
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