Master of Arts in Communication
DBU’s Master of Arts in Communication degree prepares graduates to contribute their knowledge and skills as communication specialists and servant leaders to educational, ministry, community, and professional organizations. This degree program is designed to equip students with academic and professional skills by providing a theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge in the communication field. Students are provided opportunities to improve their communication skills in a variety of contexts including presentation communication, group dynamics, corporate communication, social media communication, and ministry support.
- Communication Studies
- Sports Communication
- Organizational Communication Management
- Communication for Ministry
- Worship Leadership
- Communication Leadership
- Marketing Communication
Theory based graduate program includes coursework in
- Social media
- Digital media
- Group communication
- Campaign communication
- Leadership communication
- Organizational communication
- Communication consulting
In the field of Communication, there are many career paths available. Students with an M.A. in Communication from DBU develop the skills necessary to pursue careers in
- Corporate communications
- Social media management
- Public relations
- Human resources
- Corporate training
- Communication strategies for non‑profits and churches
- Teaching and communication research
- Other fields
"The mission of this master’s degree program is to develop highly skilled experts in the broad field of communication, equipped to lead and serve educational, professional, and religious communities in all avenues of public discourse and engagement."
- Carter Willis, Program Director
The M.A. in Communication degree has a required core curriculum (18 hours) and a choice of six concentrations:
- Communication Leadership (18 hours)
- Communication for Ministry (18 hours)
- Communication Studies (18 hours)
- Marketing Communication (18 hours)
- Organizational Communication Management (18 hours)
- Sports Communication (18 hours)
- Worship Studies (18 hours)
The M.A. in Communication degree is also available as part of a dual master’s degree in the following areas:
- M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Christian Ministry
- M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
- M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Theological Studies
- M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Worship Studies
- M.A. in Communication / M.B.A.
- M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Higher Education
- Communication Skills for Professionals
This program is designed to enhance communication competencies and provide strategies for creating and evaluating messages in a variety of professional contexts, including competencies needed in a workplace environment.
- Organizational Communication
This program enables students to gain practical knowledge and skills related to communication practices for a variety of private, public, non-profit, and business organizations.
- Flexible class schedules offered in afternoon, evening, mini-term, weekend in face-to-face, hybrid and online formats.
- Credentialed and caring faculty who provide quality classroom and online experiences as well as practical instruction.
- Experienced and personalized academic advising.
- Tuition costs that are comparable or less than other institutions. Financial aid is available.
- Transfer up to 12 hours of graduate credit.
Dallas Baptist University’s distinguished faculty provide quality classroom experiences and practical instruction. Our professors have an extensive background in Christian service and a deep commitment to extending the message of Christ around the world.
DBU’s master’s degree programs were founded on the principle of Biblical servant leadership. For more than two decades, DBU has helped educators become servant leaders who meet the challenges of the increasingly diverse and complex educational environment.
Faith. Bring faith and ethics to the field of communication.
DBU understands the role of faith and ethics in the field of communication. At DBU, students find more than a Christian environment. They experience a curriculum where faith is integrated into every aspect of their study. Here, students discover how faith completes their knowledge by giving it truth and purpose.
Leadership. Transform lives.
DBU’s creative approach to graduate studies enriches lives as well as careers. In keeping with our mission, servant leadership is a key component of the M.A in Communication. Servant leadership is taught through example by practitioners in the field, and the experience transforms lives as well as communities.
Service. Learn by doing while you serve others.
In addition to an emphasis on servant leadership, DBU’s curriculum promotes service through coursework and various projects. Each student in the M.A in Communication program participates in a community-based service project that gives him or her the opportunity to put into practice the theory and knowledge gained in the class setting.