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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. 




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.

Program Contact Information

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Dr. Jessica Kratzer
Director of Communication MA Program




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.