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MA in Communication - Education

The Master of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University provides students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of communication processes within organizations and the media while building instructional skills. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

An academic background in communications and the liberal arts and a desire to pursue a teaching career are important for those wishing to enroll in this master's degree program. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in the Master of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University might take courses that focus on interpersonal, professional, and organizational communication methods and concepts as well as those that emphasize instructional and assessment skills. In the core curriculum, students might study such topics as workplace relationships, conflict management, organizational theories, media influences on the world, and communication within organizational structures. Other courses are designed to address pedagogical practices in communications classrooms, overall postsecondary pedagogical practices, curriculum design, student assessments, and lesson planning. The program is designed to prepare students to teach both in-person and online classes.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Education:

Students of the MA in Communication - Education program will be required to complete eight core courses and an introductory course in the liberal arts. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Relationships in the Workplace
  • Organizations, Culture, and Society
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education
  • Strategic Communication
  • Training, Learning and Pedagogy
  • Curricular and Instructional Methods in Higher Education
  • Media Literacy
  • Organizational Communication

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

An advanced degree beyond the master's degree could be required for graduates who wish to pursue careers in academics or research. After completing the MA in Communication - Education program, graduates could choose to enroll in a doctorate degree program before beginning their career. They might seek employment as college professors of communication or possibly administrative positions in the communications departments of colleges or universities.

Degrees graduates could pursue include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership
  • PhD in Communications

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Communication - Education program might have developed the teaching skills needed to become communication instructors in a variety of postsecondary settings. They might apply to teaching positions in public or private 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, community colleges, or junior colleges. Graduates could also choose to apply for managerial positions in corporate communications departments or public relations firms.

Besides teaching, other possible positions graduates could pursue include:

  • SEO or content writers
  • Public relations specialists
  • Communications managers

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