The M.A. in Relational Communication will provide students with an understanding of communication across a variety of interpersonal contexts (for example: close relationships, family communication, workplace relationships). The program is designed to help students learn how to effectively pursue their professional and personal goals through interpersonal communication. Through a blend of theory and practice, students will identify, analyze and understand how to manage relationships in both personal and professional contexts.
This program will be of interest to individuals who either want to pursue an advanced graduate degree or are interested in broad range of careers across sales, management, consulting, and the service sector.
Students can also earn a concentration in Training and Development.
Training and Development Concentration
The Training and Development concentration provides students with a foundation in adult learning theory as well as theories of organizational change. Students learn how to conduct organizational communication assessments and design interventions to facilitate organizational problem-solving. Furthermore, students are taught how to design and implement training activities in organizational contexts. The concentration also provides opportunities for students to explore organizational diversity conceptually and as an ongoing influence on organizational communication processes.