Masters of Arts in Communication Studies - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611

          Dr. Melissa Gibson
          Program Head
          Phone: (814) 732-1592 

          Masters of Arts in Communication Studies


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          "The MACS program afforded me the opportunity to expand my comprehension and application of communication theory and ethics, managerial leadership strategies, organizational communication and conflict management."

          Gregory Harris

          M’12 Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management Senior Associate Dean of Students, Case Western Reserve

          Macs Faiga

          "The MACS program gave me the skills and abilities to follow virtually any professional path I wanted. I am now working in the marketing department of a company that develops software and apps for education."

          Faiga Schmidt

          M’15 International student from Brazil Marketing Professional, Bravi Softw

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          "The MACS program is a perfect complement in my profession as a utility manager. The program enabled  me to expand my critical thinking and embrace new perspectives in all elements of communication."

          William Bowers

          M’16 Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management Area Manager, Aqua Ohio, Inc.

            The study of communication is important to virtually every profession that involves working with people – education, advertising and public relations, management, marketing, health care, social and public services, politics, and other organizational and institutional contexts both public and private.

            The Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) program seeks to develop a student’s specialized knowledge and skill in the following areas of emphasis:

            • Managerial and leadership communication
            • Integrated marketing communication

            Unlocking a range of career opportunities

            Graduates of Edinboro University’s MACS program work in businesses and corporations; non-profit and social service organizations; governmental and educational institutions; and political and international agencies. Some graduates continue their education in doctoral programs at research institutions nationally and internationally.

            Career options include:

            • Project and Media Management
            • Integrated Marketing Communication
            • Public Relations Management, Advertising
            • Higher Education Management
            • Development and Career Counseling
            • Recruitment and Admissions
            • Human Resources Management
            • Social Service and Non-Profit Development
            • K-12 Educational Administration
            • Social Media and Digital Technology
            • Conflict and Dispute Mediation
            • Academic Careers in Higher Education
            • Ph. D. Programs, Professorships
            • Peace Corps and AmeriCorps
            • Political Campaigns and Advocacy

            Program Emphases

            Graduates of EU’s Master of Communication Studies program develop capabilities to work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, to understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values, and to initiate and advance his or her professional career in one or more of these areas.

            Managerial and Leadership Communication

            • Develops the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary for students to become effective managers and leaders in today’s evolving workplace
            • Teaches fundamentals of leadership and management followed by a mastery of valuable skills in communication, conflict management and managing organizational change

            Integrated Marketing Communication

            • Focuses on the creation and implementation of communication plans using a mix of marketing, public relations and advertising
            • Explores the principles, theories and technologies that help contemporary communication practitioners and scholars design strategic plans for key organizational stakeholders


            1. Complete the graduate application online (
            2. Application fee of $30.
            3. An official transcript verifying an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
            4. Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the general aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). If you possess a master’s degree you do not need to complete the exams listed above.
            5. Waiver of MAT/GRE/GMAT requirement for applicants with two or more years professional experience; these applicants must submit a writing sample showing research, analytical and writing ability.
            6. Two letters of reference.
            7. Statement of purpose (1-2 pages) for pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication studies at EU.

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