Communication Studies

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The Master of Arts in Communication Studies provides students with an opportunity to engage in a multifaceted course of study grounded in a strong theoretical base, but also recognizing the marketplace. Students can choose from three areas of concentration:

Human Communication Processes
Strategic Communication
Critical/Cultural Studies

The program prepares students to be more competitive in the work place or to continue studies in a Ph.D. program.


Communication Pedagogy


Human Communication Processes, Strategic Communication, Critical/Cultural Studies

Hours Required


Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Community college instructor, college instructor, sales, management, business owner, analyst, social or marketing researcher, doctoral studies

Study Abroad Opportunities

Australia and New Zealand, Ireland

Student Professional Organizations

Lambda Pi Eta (communication honorary), graduate student government

Scholarship Listing

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2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Al & Vesta Rundle Scholarship
Betty Lou Balasi Scholarship
Carol A. Manhart Sch
Communication Studies Grant-in-Aid Award
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dr. Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award
EIU and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
Jon J. Hopkins Memorial Speech Education Scholarship
Kenneth E. Hadwiger, Ph.D Graduate Scholarship
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Ralph Y. McGinnis Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Williams Travel Grants

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Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

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Faculty Honors & Awards

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Communication Studies, Coleman Hall 2070
Contact Name: Dr. Angie Jacobs, Graduate Coordinator
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