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Communication Studies (MA)

With Graduate Concentrations in Organizational Leadership Communication | Organizational Analysis and Decision Making

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Graduate Concentration in Organizational Leadership Communication

The MA in Communication Studies concentration in Organizational Leadership and Communication is a valuable credential for upwardly mobile professionals who want to improve their leadership and communication skills. Develop an advanced understanding of how communication and leadership drive organizational culture, team success, and managerial effectiveness. Developing a thorough understanding of these topics will help you navigate your professional career whether you work in strategic communication, management, marketing, sales, human resources, or engineering.

A concentration in Organizational Leadership and Communication will give you insight into the human side of organizational interactions, diversity, team building, and managing complex issues in the workplace as you understand how communication and leadership can drive organizational effectiveness.

Graduate Concentration in Organizational Analysis and Decision-Making

The multi-disciplinary MA in Communication Studies concentration in Analysis and Decision Making is a valuable credential for an upwardly mobile professional who wants to succeed as a manager in a technical environment.

Success or failure can depend on several variables, which is why decisions need to be based on a thorough analysis of data. Develop an understanding of combining intellectual ideals with human and organizational behavior realities to thoroughly analyze issues and problems from multiple angles to develop a straightforward course of action.


Degree type: Master of Arts in Communication Studies

  • Graduate Concentration 1: Organizational Leadership Communication
  • Graduate Concentration 2: Organizational Analysis and Decision Making

College: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Communication Studies

Delivery formats: 100% online

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Cost per credit hour:

  • Graduate online: $444.40*†
  • Active Military online: $250*†

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Upskill your career with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from NMSU Online

 You might work in non-profit, management, sales, communication, hospitality, education, CIS, government, or administration. Our graduates frequently use these concentrations to create upward mobility in their current or future careers.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median salary of $109,760 for all managerial occupations, including Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Sales, and CIS.

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