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Theory + Practice = Communication Career

The 36-credit Master’s in Communication and Information Studies (MCIS) program integrates theory and practice to advance professional practice in communication and information intensive professions. Students may follow a general plan of study or pursue a specialized track in Strategic Organization Communication, Digital Media (available online), or Health and Community Engagement. MCIS faculty emphasize original research, cutting edge theory, and knowledge and skills necessary to understand and manage the complex communication, information, and media processes inherent to the information age.

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  • Melanie Mostrowski - President
  • Mariam Aqeel - Treasurer
  • Alexandra Russomano - Secretary

MCIS Students

Navigate the Admissions Process

The MCIS program is looking for recent graduates and proficient communicators who exemplify high professionals standards. The Admissions Committee considers excellence you’ve demonstrated in your respective field and the likelihood of your success with the program.

Current Student Resources

Students are advised to participate in faculty advising, especially new students and those with questions about graduation requirements. Faculty will guide you in making choices that reflect your career goals. You also are encouraged to become immersed in key communication organizations, making contributions on the local and national level.

Areas of Specialization

Our well-regarded faculty are noted experts in their respective fields. The MCIS program features specializations that will give you an expertise in burgeoning 21st century careers, such as digital media and health communication. Faculty will help guide you to the appropriate specialization based on your future goals.