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The Master of Arts degree in Communication is designed to prepare graduate students for professional and academic careers. It also encourages thoughtful and continuing study in subjects of the student's interest. Working with an advisor, a master's degree student in communication can design a program to match an individual's career choice. Qualified candidates may be eligible for assistantships, which provide a tuition waiver and a graduate teaching stipend.

Degree Concentration

The curriculum is divided into Applied Communication, Communication Education, Mass Communication and Theatre. The program includes courses in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, international communication, theatre production and performance, public relations, organizational communication, interpersonal communication and graduate seminars in communication theory.

Consult with your graduate advisor to determine the course work best suited for your goals.

Joey Pogue, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication

Graduate Manual - PDF
Application for Graduate Assistantship - PDF

The current University Catalog 

Visit the Masters of Arts in Communication section

Visit the Department of Communication section for course descriptions and major requirements


Career Opportunities

Students who earn a master of arts degree in communication will gain skills in problem-solving, analysis, research methods and scholarly writing. Graduates find employment as

  • university professors
  • community college or high school instructors
  • college and high school administrators
  • journalists
  • public relations consultants
  • television production directors
  • business managers


The following list contains Department of Communication scholarships, and links to scholarships offered by organizations associated with the different disciplines.  Inquiries about departmental scholarships should be directed to the Department of Communication at 620-235-4716 or at the office in Grubbs Hall, room 215.

Graduate Scholarship(s)

  • Nathaniel Carter Wilson - Amount varies - (Departmental)


Contact Information

Dr. Joey Pogue
Director of Graduate Studies
212A Grubbs Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-4723
Fax: 620-235-4686

For more information about the Communication Graduate Program, contact Dr. Joey Pogue

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