A graduate Master's Degree in Communication Studies builds upon the foundational knowledge and skills gained at the undergraduate level, providing students with advanced theoretical and practical training in the field of communication. This degree program allows students to specialize in a particular area of communication, such as Strategic Communication, Intercultural Communication, Media Studies, or Organizational Communication.

Graduate students in Communication Studies have the opportunity to explore complex communication issues and develop advanced research skills to address these issues. They will learn how to apply communication theories and methodologies to real-world problems in order to create effective solutions. Additionally, a Master's Degree in Communication Studies can prepare students for leadership roles in a variety of industries, including public relations, marketing, media production, and more.

Communication, M.A.
Public Affairs Reporting, M.A.
May 10, 2024
Throughout the Spring semester, The Observer – the UIS student news outlet – soared to new heights, engaging its readers with a dynamic array of content…
Apr 24, 2024
PAR director Jason Piscia and Class of '05 grad Amanda Vinicky talked about the week that was in state government on the April 18, 2024, episode of…
Mar 15, 2024
Five distinguished graduates of the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting program will be inducted this summer into the Bill Miller…
Feb 20, 2024
Two bills introduced at the Statehouse this month would require Big Tech companies to pay Illinois news organizations for their content, provide tax…
Jul 31, 2023
Nika Schoonover, a student in the PAR Class of 2023, photographs a rally outside of the Illinois Statehouse. (Clay Stalter/UIS) A grant from the Joyce…