It's a whole new world...If you want to be a part of the communications revolution, a 21st century education awaits you at Gonzaga University.
The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies is designed to provide graduate-level expertise for solving communication problems in modern organizations and social systems from a communication and leadership perspective. By their very nature, organizations depend upon complex communication functions for effective operation – formal and informal, and increasingly technologically-based, communication networks.What is likely to distinguish the 21st Century from the 20th is the unprecedented degree to which communication and information technology enable creation of active networks linking individuals, functions and organizations that exchange messages and data on a regular basis.
This degree builds upon the historic tradition of rhetoric as the cornerstone of a Jesuit education and lays the groundwork for high leverage skills in communication and leadership that work in today's complex world. This program combines classic theories with applied learning that is relevant in its depiction of the latest workplace developments. The program is grounded in both scientific and humanistic theory and methodology, global communication and ethics, and is relevant for those seeking leadership in:
- Corporate communications
- Public relations
- Media management and media criticism
- Human resources
- Strategic planning
- Training and consulting
- Media literacy
- Community college teaching or Ph.D. work in Communication
The Communication and Leadership Studies master's degree is designed to meet the needs and schedules of working adults as well as continuing students from undergraduate programs. Flexible scheduling, weekend, evening, and Internet courses will be offered. The program consists of 36 semester credits.
Distinctive features of the M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies are: a unique blend of communication and leadership theory, a thesis option for those seeking to go on to doctoral work in Communication, the new Center for Media Literacy Excellence, a range of Visiting Scholars and Professionals who visit to discuss cutting-edge work in communication and leadership, intensive periods where workshops are held to develop practical communication skills in speaking, writing and multi-media design, internship and service-learning possibilities for students who need practical experience, and possible foreign study for students to gain global media and communication experience. With the aid of advanced technology, the M.A. Degree in Communication and Leadership Studies is available both on-campus and Online.
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