Graduate

Graduate Students

Mission & Description

The Online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems.This program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as in academia.

Students are encouraged to develop expertise in Professional Communication, Applied Media Studies, or advanced studies with an emphasis on their own area of interest. With any of these three foci, students learn to connect communication knowledge, theory, and research capacities to real-world situations. In addition, our program seeks to instill in students a passion for intellectual and theoretical discovery that transcends career objectives and course expectations.

Graduate Resources
  • Accelerated B.A. to Online M.A.

    The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program in Communication offers highly-qualified UCCS Communication majors the opportunity of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Masters of Arts (MA) in Communication concurrently. The program allows for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA and MA. It is designed to be approximately a five-year program for currently enrolled University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Communication majors.

  • Application Process

    To be considered for Standard Admission to the M.A. Program in Communication, a student must first meet the general requirements outlined by the Graduate School at UCCS. All applications are evaluated by the Graduate Director or the Communication Department Graduate Application Review Committee

  • Current Graduate Students

    The Online Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. This flexible program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as in academia. 

  • Prospective Graduate Students

    The Online Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. 

  • UCCS Graduate School

    To Contact the Graduate School Office:

    Call (719) 255-3072 or (719) 255-3417 or email us at gradinfo@uccs.edu

    Located in Cragmor Hall 110

    Innovative and life-enriching graduate programs, award-winning faculty, and a vibrant university community.

    Reach higher with a graduate degree from UCCS.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, all of our students will demonstrate these competencies:

LO1: Describe communication as an area of study,

LO2: Demonstrate application of communication theories and processes in contemporary contexts.

LO3: Evaluate communication theory, data, and information relevant to communication problems in work, community, or global contexts.

LO4: Use primary or secondary research and data effectively and ethically to analyze, gain insight, and/or provide a solution to a communication issue, problem, or question.

LO5: Present ideas or information creatively, effectively, and ethically in an oral format.

LO6: Produce written communication that is a clear, persuasive, professional, and ethical synthesis of ideas and information.

 

Program Contact

Katie Sullivan, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies

ksulliv8@uccs.edu