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Master of Arts in Communication Studies


Welcome to the Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) website.  

For over twenty years, the MACS program has been providing high quality graduate education in managerial and leadership communication, integrated marketing communication, intercultural and international relations, political communication, and conflict management, mediation and resolution.  

Graduates of the program work in non-profit and social service organizations, governmental and educational institutions, businesses and corporations, political and international agencies. Some graduates continue their education in prestigious doctoral programs at research institutions nationally and internationally.  

MACS students take courses on campus in the evenings, and online through the web based version of the program.  Most students enroll in both on campus and online courses.  The brochure for the web-based program can be downloaded here.  See the newsletter link below for recent program developments, faculty and alumni updates, and student accomplishments.  

MACS Newsletter Spring 2013


Campus Media Consolidation in Compton

The completion of the Compton Hall renovation project this summer has not only provided a new state-of-the-art large venue classroom and a great new location for the Dr. Bob Wallace Television Studio, it has also realized the long-time goal of bringing together all three campus media organizations in close proximity to one another and the department.

ETV, The Spectator and WFSE are now working collaboratively in a great new shared office space, reflecting the realities of the converging media marketplace for which students must be prepared.

Professor Jim Wertz, faculty sponsor of ETV, says of the new digitalized ETV studio: "The new studio and control room allow us to prepare our students for professional broadcasting in a professional set-ting. They are being trained on cutting edge technology equal to what they will find in broadcast facilities nationwide."