The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. 

Credit hours required: 30

Admission Information

The program admits students for the fall semester only.

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Career Options

Students who complete the graduate program can find careers as a:

  • teacher/instructor (community college levels)
  • communications consultant
  • community relations director
  • public relations practitioner 
  • marketing/communications researcher
  • media critic
  • theatre manager
  • professional/academic researcher

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the master's degree in Communication, Media and Theatre and the courses offered toward the degree.

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Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program please contact Communication, Media, and Theatre at (773) 442-5950 or

Communication, Media and Theatre Department Homepage

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