Master of Arts in Global Communication
Globalization in various dimensions is one of the defining features of our age, demanding new conceptions of the ways we work, process information, address public issues and relate to one another.
The emphasis in global communication allows students to examine old and new media systems, old and new forms of organizations, a variety of intercultural interactions and the analysis of message and information flows across the world.
At the same time, students complement their work in Communication Studies courses with relevant courses from other schools in the College of Communication and Information and from disciplines outside the college including anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, political science and sociology. Students with an interest in a particular area of the world are encouraged to combine the global communication MA degree with the appropriate preparation in languages and focused research.
Broad engagement of global issues combined with a specific cluster of courses and projects can help a student prepare for careers in a wide variety of fields and locations.The global communication MA program can be tailored to student interests and plans in preparation for careers in multicultural management, international health campaigns, multinational corporate negotiations, communication management in diplomatic settings, social movement media coordination, translation of corporate or governmental documents, cross-cultural technical communication and training as well as leadership within any sector for confronting the global challenges of today.