Master of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication

Program Description

Professionals typically spend 75% of their time communicating in the workplace. Thus, effective communication is an essential component of organizational success. Regis College’s Master of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication provides intensive training in corporate communications, public relations, and professional training and development. Graduates from this program have received jobs at Sovereign Bank, Tufts Health Plan, Putnam Investments, MIT, the American Red Cross, Hewlett Packard, and the New England Center for Children, just to name a few.

The MS in Organizational and Professional Communication features:

  • Program of study designed to meet individual needs and goals
  • Flexible schedule options (full & part-time) for working individuals
  • Close interweaving of theory and professional practice
  • Advisory board comprised of experts working in the field
  • Interdisciplinary connections with other graduate programs
  • Collaboration among students on research projects
  • An alumni mentoring program

Organizational and Professional Communication graduates are prepared for a broad range of careers, including:

  • Public Relations in corporate and not-for-profit sectors
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Research
  • Event Management
  • Health Communications
  • Organizational Consulting

Mission

A Master’s of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication prepares students to address contemporary communication challenges through the development of advanced skills in the following areas: research, technology, oral presentation, professional writing, and social media. The program provides linkages between theory and practice through the use of project based activities that employ quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Deliver and evaluate professional oral presentations in varied settings
  • Write clear and effective professional reports
  • Design an integrated marketing communication campaign
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research tools in professional settings
  • Collaborate in small groups using effective teamwork skills

Online Information Session

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12 noonOrganizational & Professional Communication Online Information Session – Join us online to learn more about the graduate Communication program here at Regis. Please RSVP to 781.768.7101 or jessica.meuleman@regiscollege.edu. Limited to 25 spots.

 

Come to Class Visits

Come to Class Visits are a wonderful opportunity to experience a true graduate class experience here at Regis College. To RSVP for any of our class visits, please call 781.768.7330 or email graduatedepartment@regiscollege.edu and reference the particular class you intend to visit.

  • Thursday, October 16th - CO 607: Seminar in Communication Research, 6-8:30pm
  • Thursday, December 4th - CO 607: Seminar in Communication Research, 6-8:30pm

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MS Organizational & Professional Communication Courses

Students are required to complete 10 graduate-level courses. Requirements/options include:

  • A minimum of eight graduate courses in communication
  • Two graduate courses may be taken in another graduate discipline
  • Two of the eight communication courses must be Seminar in Communication Research and Supervised Thesis/Project

Course offerings include

  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Theoretical and Practical Applications of Communication
  • Cross-Channel Persuasion
  • Communication in the Digital Age
  • Communication within the Organization
  • Seminar in Communication Research
  • Supervised Thesis/Project
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Crisis Communication/Media Relations
  • Public Relations/Marketing Communications
  • Health Communication Management
  • Writing for the Professional Workplace
  • Communication Practicum
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Integrated Marketing Communication

Additional electives may be substituted if approved by the Graduate Program Director.

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Upcoming Course Schedules

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Certificate Option

Candidates with a bachelor's degree who seek a Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health Care Professionals complete four courses of study (12 credits). This certificate provides graduate students with communication strategies and tools which they can employ in dealing with problems and issues in today's health care environment.

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