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Professional Communication, MA

Find your professional voice

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) provides the knowledge and skills for superior oral, written, and visual communication expertise. Our program is designed for people who seek the techniques and critical thinking required to be communication leaders in a changing workplace and wide range of industries.

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We are still accepting applications for Fall. 

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An Overview of USF’s MA in Professional Communication Degree

The MAPC 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 in the fields of health, technical, and strategic communication.

Program Overview

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What Can You Do With a Professional Communication Master's Degree?

With a master’s degree in professional communication from USF, you can pursue career paths in both the public and private sectors. If you’re just beginning a career, you’ll develop the foundational skills required to land your first professional communications job. And if you’re professionally established, you’ll update the expertise you already have.

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Career Opportunities for a Skilled Communication Professional

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

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The Bay Area has a lot of great companies and possibilities of making connections, and a degree in Professional Communication will help me gain the knowledge needed to excel at what I love."

Hedda Grambo Flattum MA Professional Communication '22

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