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Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University's Department of Communication offers a Master of Arts degree in communication studies. Graduate course work is available in communication theory, media studies, rhetorical studies, and journalism. Students may focus their studies in one of these areas or in combination. In consultation with faculty advisers, students may design individualized programs of study suited to their academic needs and interests.

Some of the attractive features of our program are: Forensics activities, international study in Ireland, collaborative learning opportunities, media production facilities, Journal of Popular Music and Society, and teaching assistantships.

Why Choose NIU?

Alumni identify factors such as the tight-knit community among graduate students, the expectations of faculty, and the breadth of courses as reasons for choosing NIU's MA program in communication.

For more information please contact

Professor Kathleen Valde
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Graduate Director, Kathleen Valde
815-753-7106
kvalde@niu.edu

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