In the Communication program from Portland State University , you will work one-on-one with faculty mentors who are experts in social science research. You’ll be guided as you develop your own communication and research skills to create positive future change and influence global dialogue. As an MS student at Portland State, you can tailor your Communication degree to help you achieve your next goal.
Alumni from our graduate degree in communication have continued in academia pursuing PhDs or teaching at community colleges, work in non-profits or the government, and work in a variety of industries. When you graduate with your MS in Communication, you'll feel confident and prepared to launch your career or continue on to a doctoral program. A growing demand for excellent communicators in the workforce ensures that our graduates will be placed into competitive roles. Most graduates go on to secure competitive jobs in academia, industry settings, for nonprofits, or within the government.
Your advanced degree in Communication opens the door to a multitude of roles within a variety of fields, but below are a few examples of the position titles and organizations where our graduates have been employed:
- Executive Communications Manager, Intel Corporation
- Analyst Operations Assistant Manager, Adpearance
- Assistant Professor in Communication, Clark College
- Associate Professor, University of Warwick
- Communication Specialist, National MS Society
- Operations, Multnomah County Health Department's Public Health Division
- Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
- Director of Research, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
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- Communication Theory
- Quantitative Methods in Communication Research
- Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
- Political Communication
- Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication
- Health Communication Campaigns
- Communication and Technology
- Urban Communication
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesCorporate Communication Digital Communication View 144 other Masters in Corporate Communication in United States
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- To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.
- Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
- Certified translation of transcripts
- Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study
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International32108 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
National32108 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State21666 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.