Communication Management MA

The Communication Program in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in the field of Communication Management. Communication Management explores systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and revising of communication messages and processes (including technology and networks) within and across organizations. The program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse pool of students with varying career aspirations in this growing field.  The curriculum provides advanced instruction in:

  1. Analyzing and developing strategies to enhance communication management functions in intercultural, organizational, public, and health contexts.  
  2. Activating critical thinking, and strategic oral and written communication skills, applicable across multiple communication contexts.
  3. Planning, implementing, and actively facilitating communication management-related training and interventions to individuals, groups, and organizations in various contexts.
  4. Preparing for admission to doctoral programs in communication and related disciplines (such as international affairs, organizational sciences, public health).
     

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 


Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

30 credits, including 15 credits in required courses, and 15 credits accruing from one of the following options: non-thesis option (15 elective credits with a minimum of 6 credits from the COMM electives list), and thesis option (6 credits in thesis and 9 elective credits, with a minimum of 3 credits from the COMM electives list).

 

Required

 

COMM 6150

Persuasion

 

or ORSC 6224

Persuasion and Negotiation

COMM 6100

Communication Theory

 

COMM 6110

Research Methods in Communication

 

COMM 6171

Professional Communication

 

COMM 6190

Leadership Communication

 

Optional Method courses

 
   

STAT 6104

Statistics in Management, Administration, and Policy Studies

 

DNSC 6202

Statistics for Managers

 

PUBH 6264

Quantitative Methods

 

PUBH 6504

Social and Behavioral Science Research Methods

 

PUBH 8417

Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

 

EDUC 8122

Qualitative Research Methods

 

PSYC 8257

Current Topics in Social Psychology

 

Required for the Thesis Option 

 

COMM 6199

Master's Thesis (taken for six credits )

 

Electives

 

One of the following for the thesis option or two for the non-thesis option, as approved by the advisor: 

 

COMM 6174

Intercultural Communication 

 

COMM 6172

Health Communication

 

COMM 6242

Organizational Communication and Conflict Management

 

or ORSC 6242

Organizational Communication and Conflict Management

COMM 6165

Organizational and Communication Networks

 

COMM 6189

Intercultural Negotiation 

 

ORSC 6243

Seminar: Leadership in Complex Organizations

 

COMM 6196

Independent Study

 

The following is a suggested, non-exhaustive list of electives from outside of the OSC department; must be approved by the advisor. 

 

ANTH 6506

Topics in Medical Anthropology

 

DNSC 6247

Organization, Management, and Leadership

 

DNSC 6290

Special Topics (Communication Strategy in Project Management)

 

EDUC 6530

Intercultural Campus Leadership

 

HOL 6704

Leadership in Organizations

 

IAFF 6171

Introduction to Conflict Resolution

 

IBUS 6201

International Marketing

 

IBUS 6401

International Business Strategy

 

MGT 6210

Leading Teams

 

MGT 6215

Conflict Management and Negotiations

 

ORSC 6212

Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection

 

ORSC 6214

Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems

 

PMGT 6404

Principled Political Leadership

 

PMGT 6402

Applied Political Communications

 

PSYC 8243

Seminar: Psychology of Leadership in Organizations

 

PSYC 8248

Research Applications to Organizational Intervention and Change

 

PUBH 6247

Design of Health Studies

 

PUBH 6431

Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills

 

PUBH 6500

Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs

 

PUBH 6501

Program Evaluation

 

PUBH 6503

Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing

 

PUBH 6570

Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory and Practice

 

SMPA 6202

Media Effects, Public Opinion, and Persuasion

 

SMPA 6204

Strategic Political Communication

 

 

 

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Dr. Lucian Lu
Communication Management Graduate Advisor
The George Washington University
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
lucianlu@gwu.edu