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Master of Arts in Communication


Thesis: 30 Semester Credit Hours
Non-thesis: 36 Semester Credit Hours

Program Information:
The Master of Arts in Communication features two areas of concentration not available in most Communication Graduate Programs: Border/Latin American Media Studies and Organizational Communication in Transnational Settings. The first track prepares you to pursue doctoral studies or professional work in national/international organizations. The second, while preparing you to pursue doctoral studies, offers training in organizational communication related fields.

Career Opportunities:
Product and service organizations, Retail Stores, Hotels, Restaurants, Manufacturers, Financial Companies, Insurance Companies, Tourism, Print and Electronic Media, Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Associations, Philanthropies, Federal and State Agencies, Law Firms, Colleges and Universities.

Program Requirements:
• Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Two letters of recommendation
• Writing sample of scholarly or professional work (senior research paper, thesis, or journalistic writing)

Degree Plan:

Department Contact:
Department of Psychology and Communication
5201 University Boulevard
Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall (PLG) 313
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2465

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041
Telephone: (956) 326.3020