Chatham University

Master of Communication (MComm)

The Master's program in Communication is a professional degree program designed to relate theory and practice. While this is a professional program, the foundations in research and theory offered also equip graduates to pursue doctoral studies in the Communication-related field.

The MComm program is aimed at several constituents, including:

  • Current media practitioners who seek to enhance their professional skills and advance to a new position or new organization;
  • Those working outside of the defined communications industry who seek to develop their understanding of the communication process to excel in their profession, and;
  • Those seeking the skills and knowledge to pursue a new career in communications, particularly in the fields of health or sustainability.



Program Structure

This accelerated 30 credit Master's is a hybrid program, blending on-ground courses with select online offerings for increased flexibility. A required core of classes provides foundations in communication research, theory, and ethics.

Students may select one of three tracks to pursue a specialization in:

These unique tracks provide depth in defined content areas to cultivate expertise and provide necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the specialization. They are areas of growth in the industry and are not commonly offered specialties in Master's Programs.


Educational impact

"As a leader in healthcare, my Chatham Master's in Communication equipped me with the most current skills necessary to manage information sharing in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Chatham provided me with an invaluable experience that has opened new doors in my healthcare career."

Mary Kay Wisniewski, UPMC

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