School: School of Communications
Contact: Steven Hallock, Ph.D.
Job Title: Director, School of Communication
Main Address : 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
As a Point Park graduate student, you will write public relations plans for regional non-profits; publish or broadcast your news stories in local media; develop social media plans to help build the brands of a regional companies; work for real non-profits with Point Park’s own IMC agency and present research at national conferences. Point Park graduate students do real work for real clients in the real world.
As the only downtown Pittsburgh campus, Point Park students take advantage of the opportunities in a vibrant and growing city.
You choose from three rigorous programs taught by faculty who are accomplished leaders in their professions.
M.A. Communication Technology – Preparing you for the “likes” and “followers” of the future, this program focuses on the technologically driven communicator. Produce the next groundbreaking documentary, build a brand’s graphic image from the ground up or polish your skills and learn new, innovative ways to socially interact. Graduate students in the Communication Technology program get hands-on experience in nearly every class. From graphic design to video production to multimedia journalism, we prepare you for real clients with real experiences.
M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication – Complement your professional skills while expanding your knowledge in a program that encourages you to pursue specialties that range from traditional broadcast and print media outlets to multimedia, design and public relations/advertising specialties. Or center your concentration on environmental studies, education, criminal justice or business combined with an in-depth reporting or public relations/advertising capstone project.
M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication/M.B.A. - blend the communication and business expertise you need to seek out those executive positions and be an active competitor in the workforce. You'll earn both advanced degrees and strengthen your resume for your current position.
A graduate student’s schedule is flexible, personal and affordable. You can choose between evening and Saturday classes with courses offered in the spring, fall and summer semesters. On average, a graduate degree takes approximately two years to complete. The concurrent program (M.A. /M.B.A) takes on average three years to complete. Small class sizes allow for personal attention and the ability to build relationships with other students and your experienced professors. Graduate students can apply for financial aid, scholarships and graduate assistantships.
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