Professional Communications Area of Study

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree program with the area of study in Professional Communications provides students an opportunity develop their communications skills, especially in the new media shift that encompasses all fields of communication from education and healthcare to public policy and business. Graduates of this program and area of study will be prepared to serve as voices for their organizations in the new media environment.

Professional Communications Area of Study Credits
COM-610 Professional Communications Theory (3)
COM-620 Advanced Professional and Business Writing (3)
SOM-702 Introduction to Social Media (3)
MSP-662 Practical Grant Writing (3)
Total 12

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the area of study, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the implications of various forms of media in specific communications context
  • Develop various professional communications consistent with best practices
  • Integrate technology into the development of a professional communications plan
  • Apply ethical and legal standards to address communications practice