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Master of Arts in Communication and Master of Arts in Management Dual Degree

Joanne Morgan, Ed.D., M.A. in Communication Program Director
Richard Nassar, M.A. in Management Program Director

The dual degree program of the Master of Arts in Communication (M.A. in Communication) and the Master of Arts in Management (M.A. in Management) is designed to provide the communication, leadership, and management skills needed in today's business organizations. The dual degree plan is a 54-hour program, with students completing 30 hours of courses in the M.A. in Communication and 24 hours of courses in the M.A. in Management. Because the business environment is dynamic, special attention is given to organizational communication, adapting to organizational change, performance management, strategic communication management, and communication for global organizations.


In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.


Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.

M.A. in Management prerequisites: 4.5 hours at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level
Program Continuance:

Continuance in the M.A. in Management program past the first twelve hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

Study Plan

  • 24 hrs
    Specialized Preparation M.A. in Management
  • 30 hrs
    Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Communication
  • 54 hrs
    Total Dual Degree

M.A. in Management

Required Common Curriculum (24 Hours)

M.A. in Communication

Required Common Curriculum (30 hours)

  • COMA 6303
    Digital Media Communication
  • COMA 6305
    Presentation Communication (S-L)
  • COMA 6309
    Social Media and Communication
  • COMA 6312
    Advanced Persuasive Communication
  • COMA 6314
    Intercultural Communication
  • COMA 6320
    Organizational Communication
  • COMA 6321
    Strategic Communication for Organizations
  • COMA 6322
    Communication Campaigns
  • COMA 6324
    Communication for Global Organizations
  • COMA 6326
    Organizational Communication Management Graduate Research Project