MA in Professional Communication

Find Your Professional Voice

Apply for 2019

The priority application dates are October 15 for spring and February 1 for fall.

How to Apply

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and training for superior oral, written, and visual communication skills. Our program is designed for people who seek the techniques and knowledge required to be communication specialists in a wide range of fields in an ever-shifting 21st century workplace.

Program Highlights

The program features small class sizes, personal attention, and opportunities for applied research and professional engagement.

  • The program’s convenient schedule of late afternoon and evening courses appeals to full-time graduate students and enables professionals to work while completing their degree.
  • The MAPC includes courses that meet both on-campus and in a hybrid (on-campus/online) format for flexibility and convenience, while providing engagement with cutting-edge technology.
  • Offering three concentrations, the program creates a community of professional communicators who have varied career interests.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the program bring a thorough knowledge and skill set of advanced communication to careers in a range of sectors — including technology, government, finance, health services, academic, and many other sectors where communications skills are highly valued.

Contact Info

Professional Communication

Porter Shreve, Program Director

USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 422-6708