Specializations

ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Learn the theory, build the research skills, and develop the expertise you need in advertising and public relations
to succeed in 21st century marketing communications.

Specialized Courses

Complete three of the following for nine credits. Additional ADPR courses can be taken as electives.
ADPR 6400 Advertising and Public Relations Management
ADPR 6500 Advertising and Public Relations in Society
ADPR 6600 Integrated Marketing Communications Campaigns
ADPR 6931 Special Topics in Advertising and Public Relations (past topics have included Social Media, Cause Marketing
& International and Multicultural ADPR)


COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Learn the theory and research skills to understand the communication process within families, across cultures,
within organizations and to analyze political rhetoric and persuasive messages.

Specialized Courses

Complete three of the following for nine credits:
CMST 6100 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
CMST 6200 Seminar in Organizational Communication
COMM 6400 Intercultural Communication
COMM 6450 Theories of Persuasion
COMM 6200 Seminar in Rhetorical Communication


JOURNALISM

Learn to develop multimedia messages to navigate the changing world of media convergence that journalists face
while learning the theory and research skills to succeed.

Specialized Courses

COMM 6800 Pro-seminar and Multimedia Technology
COMM 6964 Proseminar and Practicum in Digital Journalism
JOUR 6850 Specialized Reporting


MASS COMMUNICATION

Use theory and research to tailor your own program. Gain expertise across the disciplines in areas
such as global studies, media effects, and visual communication or develop your own area.

Specialized Courses

Submit a plan of study identifying courses you’ll take to fulfill the nine-credit specialization requirement
along with a narrative explanation.


COMMUNICATION ABOUT HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY (CHESS)

Learn the theory, build the research skills, and develop the expertise to communicate with a variety of audiences about health issues, and concerns for the environment and the sciences.

Specialized Courses

JOUR 5330 Health, Science, and Environmental Journalism
Six credit hours selected with your adviser. A thesis or professional project is required for this specialization.