Communication Studies (Analysis and Decision-Making) - Master of Arts (Online)

The professional master's degree in organizational leadership is designed to equip students to develop effective leadership skills in individual, group, team, and organizational contexts for professionals who work in organizations of any type (private, government, non-profit). The concentration in Analysis and Decision-Making is designed to enhance professional skillsets in a time of dynamic change in global business, diversity, technology, and digital skills. The degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework, at least 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the Communication Studies Department, and the final 3 credits of coursework must be project hours (COMM 598 MA PROJECT). All courses are offered online and taught asynchronously in 8-week formats. If a student utilizes option two below, any concentration or certificate can be combined with 15 hours of communication studies courses to complete 

This multidisciplinary concentration in Analysis and Decision-Making requires 15 credits of coursework across three colleges and departments. All courses are offered online and taught asynchronously in 8-week formats. A GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained overall and grades in each course must be a B or better.

Prefix Title Credits
Degree Requirements
AXED 5110Management of Change, Diffusion, and Adoption of Innovations3
AXED 5320Risk and Crisis Communications in Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences3
I E 537Large Scale Systems Engineering3
I E 563Topics in Engineering Administration3
COMM 598MA Project3
Communication Studies Electives
Take an additional 15 credits, 12 of which need to be in Communication Studies 115
Leadership Communication3
International Communication3
Seminar in Communication Technologies3
Seminar in Persuasion3
Seminar Strategic Communication3
Seminar in Family Communication3
Seminar in Nonverbal Communication3
Seminar in Organizational Communication3
Seminar on Communication and Culture3
Special Topics1-9
Total Credits30
1

Two courses (6 credits) with numbers 450+ can be counted. Coordinate with your advisor to select appropriate courses to meet this requirement.

 

A Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AXED 5320 Risk and Crisis Communications in Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences 3
I E 537 Large Scale Systems Engineering 3
Communication Studies Elective Course 1 3
 Credits9
Spring
AXED 5110 Management of Change, Diffusion, and Adoption of Innovations 3
I E 563 Topics in Engineering Administration 3
COMM 598 MA Project 3
Communication Studies Elective Course 1 3
 Credits12
Summer
Communication Studies Elective Courses 1 9
 Credits9
 Total Credits30
1

Communication Studies Electives