Graduate

Graduate Students

Mission & Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. This program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as in academia. Given the extent to which communication is ubiquitous, the mission of our graduate program is to help students develop an array of scholarly, personal, and professional communication skills suitable to a variety of contexts. Students are encouraged to develop expertise in Professional (Organizational) Communication, Media Studies, or advanced studies with an emphasis on their own area of interest. With any of these three foci, students learn to connect communication knowledge, theory, and research capacities to real-world situations. In addition, our program seeks to instill in students a passion for intellectual and theoretical discovery that transcends career objectives and course expectations.

Graduate Resources
  • Accelerated B.A. to M.A.

    The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program in Communication offers highly-qualified UCCS Communication majors the opportunity of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Masters of Arts (MA) in Communication concurrently. The program allows for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA and MA. It is designed to be approximately a five-year program for currently enrolled University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Communication majors.

  • Application Process

    This program is designed for students not eligible for Guaranteed Admission. To be considered for Standard Admission to the M.A. Program in Communication, a student must first meet the general requirements outlined by the Graduate School at UCCS. All applications are evaluated by the Graduate Director or the Communication Department Graduate Application Review Committee

  • Current Graduate Students

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. This program prepares graduates for careers in the profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as in academia. 

  • Prospective Graduate Students

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication at UCCS offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study and develop graduate-level expertise for addressing complex communication problems in modern organizations and social systems. 

  • UCCS Graduate School

    To Contact the Graduate School Office:

    Call (719) 255-3072 or (719) 255-3417 or email us at gradinfo@uccs.edu

    Located in Cragmor Hall 110

    Innovative and life-enriching graduate programs, award-winning faculty, and a vibrant university community.

    Reach higher with a graduate degree from UCCS.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, all of our students will demonstrate these competencies:

  • Broad-based and advanced knowledge and understanding of Communication Processes and Theories related to Professional (Organizational) Communication, Media Studies, and/or the student’s personal area of interest.
  • Well-developed communication skills, including critical thinking and analysis, speaking, and writing, which prepare for success in the workplace or further graduate studies, including a doctoral program.
  • An awareness and motivation to use communication knowledge and skills with sensitivity to critical issues such as ethics and inclusiveness in a diverse and technologically-mediated global environment and society.
  • Proficiency in designing and conducting an original communication research study or a research-based training in their chosen area of interest.

Overview of MA in Communication, Dr. Morreale

Program Contact

Kay Yoon Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies

kyoon@uccs.edu