School of Communication

Master's Degrees in Public Communication

Make your Voice Heard

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Are you ready to advance your own story? First, choose your track. Next, make an impact. Our Public Communication program, ranked among the top five in the nation by PRWeek magazine, offers multiple paths to help you develop the expertise and strategic mindset necessary to accelerate your career in the nation's media capital.


Learn to captivate audiences in an evolving media landscape. This degree combines the theories of effective communication with practical application. You will develop strategic tools and insights as you tailor your curriculum to your interests with one of four concentrations.


Learn to navigate the evolving fields of politics and communication. This interdisciplinary degree combines the expertise of the School of Communication and the School of Public Affairs to offer a firm foundation in political science, strategic communication, research, and media.

Linking Policy to Real Life

It’s my job to make sure our constituents know their Congressman is listening.

Liz Payne wanted to influence public policy from the inside. And she found her calling where content and Congress converge. As communications director for Congressman Scott Tipton (Colorado’s 3rd district), Liz is bridging the 1,741-mile gap between Colorado residents and Capitol Hill.

From issues like energy and healthcare to things like forest fires, which have the potential to devastate someone’s life in Colorado, Liz helps translate what government policies mean for residents. She also brings real-life concerns from the state back to Congress.

Make the Most out of Your Master's Degree

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Take advantage of our deep connections in Washington, DC, and gain access to major PR firms, nonprofits, congressional offices, and advocacy groups.

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Tailor your coursework to fit your interests and lifestyle. Gain expertise with one of our track options, and set your own pace with weekend classes, flexible scheduling, and online opportunities.

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As the only accredited one of its kind in the nation's capital, our programs open doors to major players in the communication industry.