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Graduate Bulletin

Communication Management, M.S.

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATER

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: February 15

Spring: November 1

Applications are processed as they arrive up to the deadline date.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators who are able to provide insight into the applicant's potential for professional achievement and aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

No specific coursework is required.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. Scores in the 50th percentile are expected.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.

Resume:

A current resume or curriculum vitae is required.

Other Requirements:

Submission of writing or research samples is optional.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:

Core Courses (12 credits):

STOC 8101:  Communication Management Research Methods
STOC 8102:  Legal Issues in Communication Management

STOC 8103:  Organizational Communication

STOC 8104:  Leadership in Communication Management

Electives (21 credits):

Electives may be chosen from within the M.S. program; from other degree programs within the School of Communications and Theater; or from programs across the University, up to a maximum of 12 credits outside SCT.

Capstone Course (3 credits):

STOC 9101:  Capstone Project in Communication Management

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Additional Requirements:

Students admitted with little or no work experience must engage in a field experience/internship (2 credits) before undertaking the Capstone Project.

Culminating Events:

Capstone Project:

This course, which completes the degree, requires students to analyze in depth a professional issue in communication management, either at their current place of employment or as derived from public sources such as the media. This 50-page project allows students during their final semester to reflect on and sum up relevant concepts, practices, and readings from their entire course of study.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/sct/stoc/grad_program/index.html

Department Information:

Dept. of Strategic and Organizational Communication

216 Weiss Hall (265-65)

1701 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

nmckenna@temple.edu

215-204-1497

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Nicole McKenna
nmckenna@temple.edu
215-204-1497

Denise Lannon

dlannon@temple.edu

215-204-8791

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Priscilla Murphy

murphyp@temple.edu

215-204-8345

Chairperson:

Dr. Deborah Cai

debcai@temple.edu

215-204-1882

About the Program

The M.S. in Communication Management is a professionally oriented degree offering students advanced skills to apply strategic communication as part of the leadership team. The program focuses on strategic and management aspects of communication that include articulating a mission, developing leadership skills to manage a staff, formulating message strategies, understanding research into public opinion, and designing information campaigns to achieve an organization’s goals.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 5 years

Campus Location:

Main, Center City

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Dept. of Strategic and Organizational Communication

216 Weiss Hall (265-65)

1701 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

nmckenna@temple.edu

215-204-1497

Interdisciplinary Study:

Since policy, business, and culture shape and are shaped by communications, students are encouraged to undertake coursework in other areas of expertise that are relevant to their career plans.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Two areas of specialization are offered: (a) Media Management, Government and Social Policy; and (b) Strategic and Corporate Communication Management.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the M.S. in Communication Management program have developed their expertise in strategic public relations, organizational communication, and government and political communication. They are prepared to serve in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, as well as in local, national, and global contexts.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits before submitting an application.

Financing Opportunities

The School of Communications and Theater has a limited number of graduate assistantships for outstanding M.S. students. These assistantships include a stipend plus tuition remission for nine credit hours of coursework each semester, and generally require 20 hours per week of service or teaching assistance to a department. Applications must by submitted by February 1 to the School of Communications and Theater. The awards are made by April.

Updated 2.9.10