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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

NKU's Communication graduate program is designed for both working students and anyone looking for an advanced understanding of communication theory and research. Our program is active and applied with many of our students conducting and presenting academic research while working successfully as communication professionals.

 


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Student Spotlight

Robert Rundle, Year 3 Student
Academic Advisor, NKU

 “My biggest take away from the program is the ideology of applying the knowledge gathered from undergraduate studies by conducting research, analyzing theories, and engaging in interpersonal relationships that tie-in with my career path,” Rundle said. Rundle chose to pursue his masters at NKU because of the demographics of the students in the communication program. Pursuing his masters became a goal for him after several people told him he could not make it through college. 

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CAREER PATHS

The Master of Arts in Communication degree prepares students to apply an advanced understanding of communication theory and research to careers such as Sales Director, Marketing Manager, Community Relations Director, and Human Resources Manager.


CO-OP OPPORTUNITIES

Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.


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graduate communication faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Jessica Kratzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Communication Graduate Program Director

GH 459
859-572-7933
kratzerj1@nku.edu

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

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Steve Bien-Aime, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Journalism

GH 453
859-572-5292
bienaimes1@nku.edu

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Andrea Lambert South, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication
Communication Studies/Health Communication Program Director

GH 422
859-572-6615
lamberta3@nku.edu

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Jacqueline Emerine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Public Relations

GH 436
859-572-7553
mcnallyj1@nku.edu

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Mark Leeman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Communication Studies

GH 538
859-572-7550
leemanm1@nku.edu

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Zach Hart, Ph.D.

Professor, Public Relations
Public Relations Program Director 

GH 434
859-572-5573
hartz@nku.edu

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Stephen Yungbluth, Ph.D.

Department of Communication Chair
Professor, Communication Studies

GH 400B
859-572-5672
yungbluths1@nku.edu

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Stephanie Klatzke, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Informatics
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

GH 500D
859-572-6903
klatzkes1@nku.edu

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