Why Choose a MA in Communication Studies?


Several Graduate Students of Communication Studies 2018


In NMSU’s Master of Arts program in Communication Studies, students explore how communication practices can be applied to help people improve their personal and professional lives, construct meaningful and effective messages for diverse audiences, and analyze cultural, mediated, and political problems. Graduate course work is available in a variety of areas including political communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, health communication, persuasion, and communication and new technologies. Graduate Teaching Assistantships are also available. 


“Through a combination of communication theory, research methodology, and practical application, our program prepares students to succeed in a PhD program at another university or in a wide range of professional careers. Receiving my Master’s in Communication Studies has given me the opportunity to study and analyze how and why people communicate and this degree will give me the chance to explore various different career paths without much limitation.” – Lanie, Graduate Student


“Communication Studies is a great path of education because communication as a whole is the basis of human life and you have the opportunity to focus in on a specific aspect of communication that can be tailored to your interests and applied towards your intended career path.” – Caroline, Graduate Student


“The positive experience I had with the department here at NMSU while acquiring my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies inspired me to continue my MA studies here.” – Shelbey, Graduate Student 


“Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and come out of my shell. I feel fortunate enough to have the opportunity to gain more knowledge within the Communication field and gain confidence in my ability to speak to people, whether in a small group setting, one-on-one, or in front of a large group of people.” – Claudia, Graduate Student 




For more information about the program, contact the department at commdept@nmsu.edu