Preparing Mississippi College students to be successful communicators with their words, skills, and lives.
Communication and Careers
Our online Communication graduate programs are designed to advance your career in public relations, media, and related fields. Our graduates pursue careers at a wide variety of public relations and marketing agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the communication and media industries are projected to grow over the next decade. In particular, public relations specialists roles are expected to grow at a rate nearly twice as fast in that same period.
Graduate Program Options
Each master’s program in communication can be completed in two years fully online, with some courses also available on our Clinton, Mississippi, campus.
This Master of Science degree prepares students to create policies, direct hospital services and serve as communications spokesperson for entire healthcare organizations.
This Master of Science degree prepares students to use theoretically grounded, data-based decision-making to solve problems and innovate within a variety of professional settings.
This Master of Science program prepares students to address communication needs in the professional environment and provides the foundations to continue their education at the doctoral level.
Certificate in Public Relations
The certificate enables students to gain classroom based experience designed to assist in professional advancement and future graduate degree academic work.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
The Mississippi College Department of Communication is seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the 2022-23 academic year. This position is for a student enrolled in at least six (6) hours in each of the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters in a Communication graduate program. Follow the link below for more information.
Are You a Good Candidate for Graduate School?
In addition to the requirements for admission, you may be a good candidate for our graduate program if:
- You have solid command of the written word and will work to become an excellent writer
- You're disciplined with your time
- You're willing to take constructive feedback
- You're comfortable with online education technology and digital communication tools
- You have a plan on how a graduate degree will advance your career or scholarly ambitions
- You're willing to work hard to achieve your goals