Consider a Master’s Degree in Public Communication & Technology from Colorado State University.

The Journalism & Technical Communication Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Semester in its M.S. program on the Fort Collins campus. A limited number of teaching assistantships are available, which provide a monthly wage stipend and tuition support. Apply ASAP for full consideration for those paid positions. We value experienced professionals in the classroom.

The ever-changing world of new communication technologies has a profound impact on individual behavior, organizations and society. As these technologies evolve, it is important to understand their influence on the different levels of society. Colorado State University ’s Department of Journalism and Technical Communication is committed to developing communication professionals and communication scholars who can address such communication-related societal issues across a variety of situations. As an M.S. student, you can specialize in new communication technologies; strategic communication; communication management; health, environmental & science communication; or journalism. M.S. students select either a thesis or a project option. In addition, the department’s nationally recognized faculty are dedicated to creating a supportive environment for students to learn and grow as scholars and as people.

As both a theoretical and applied program, the M.S. in Public Communication and Technology prepares students for careers in the following: · Health, Environmental, Science or Technical Communication: Enhancing public and specialized audience understanding of health problems, environmental issues or scientific and technical topics; · Public Relations and Strategic Communication: Public relations, public information and strategic communication programs for corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations; · New Communication Technologies: Uses and effects of new communication technologies, computer-mediated communication and the World Wide Web; computer, print and multimedia-based documentation, instruction and training; · Journalism: Issues related to news media culture and multimedia delivery, and influences on news and documentary content; · Academia: Preparation for higher-level academic work, such as obtaining a doctorate, and teaching and conducting research at the college level. Our graduates hold positions as public affairs/public relations specialists for major corporations and government agencies; technical writers and editors for engineering, software, chemical and pharmaceutical firms; editors of specialized and in-house publications; and public relations/development officers for non-profit organizations.

Our graduates have taken jobs with Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, IBM , U.S. Forest Service, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Ecological Observatory Network, Colorado State University , Bohemian Foundation, Larimer County Humane Society, University of Colorado Health and many other companies and agencies. Graduates of our Master’s program have also gained admittance to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. These programs include communication-related Ph.D. programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison , Temple University , University of California-Berkley , Ohio State University and the University of Alabama .

In addition, several of our students have continued their education in our Ph.D. in Public Communication and Technology program. Graduates have also pursued higher degrees in other fields, including economics and sociology. Complete details on the program and application process are available at journalism.colostate.edu/graduate/public-communication-ms. Or contact Dr. Kris Kodrich, graduate program coordinator, at kris.kodrich@colostate.edu.

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