Careers and Outcomes

Become an effective, professional communicator

The applied communication option in the MPS program is a 12-hour concentration that prepares you to navigate the challenges of communication in workplaces. You learn about diversity in the workplace, leading teams and small groups, negotiating and mediating conflict, using media technologies, and developing your written and oral communication skills.

Career options

Research shows that strong communication skills positively affect job performance and upward mobility in management positions.  With the advanced communication training offered through the MPS applied communication option, you can find employment in a variety of fields, including the following areas:

  • Communication management
  • Community relations/public information
  • Human resources management
  • Management
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Public relations
  • Training and development