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Communication

Western Illinois University

Our students get jobs. Our faculty is great. We will help you to succeed.


School of Graduate Studies Communication
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL, 61455, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Our program was recently named one of the top-10 in research productivity in the country, and one of our faculty was named in the top 1% of the discipline for research productivity. We are large enough to be of recognized quality and rigor, but small enough to provide you with individualized attention. Our award winning faculty are noted for their teaching effectiveness as well as their significant scholarly and professional activities.


Academic Fields

Business/Corporate Communications.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, General.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, Master of Arts


Formats

Part Time, Full Time, Evening or Weekend, On-Campus

Keywords

Public Relations, Consulting, Teaching, Marketing, Promotions, Campaigns, Non-Profit, Human Relations, Research, Writer, Advertising, Sports Management, Journalism

Contacts

Gretchen Sullivan

Gretchen Sullivan
Assistant Director, WIU School of Graduate Studies
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
309-298-1806

Josh Averbeck

Josh Averbeck
Associate Professor
jm-averbeck@wiu.edu
jm-averbeck@wiu.edu
309-298-1059

Dr. Pete Jorgensen

Dr. Pete Jorgensen
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Communication
pf-jorgensen@wiu.edu
PF-Jorgensen@wiu.edu
(309) 298-1507

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Ideal candidates have an interest in one of our four specializations: Persuasion, International, Organizational, or Rhetoric. Students should have an idea of their career goal. We prepare students to be scholars, teachers, and a variety of business careers. Students should have coursework, preferably, in Communication or a related discipline. Background in the social sciences is strongly recommended.


Academic Backgrounds

Business/Corporate Communications.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, General.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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