Students in the Communication for Development and Social Change program are prepared to be activists, advocates, organizers, campaign developers, researchers and leaders for a variety of communities here in Philadelphia and across the world. Graduates of our program have landed internship and career opportunities with a number of organizations, including


As a graduate of the Communication for Development and Social Change program, you will be prepared to generate public understanding of the challenges facing communities and develop a plan of action. Through a range of dynamic communication campaigns, methods and technologies, you will be able to effectively facilitate change within these communities. Whether you are working in a governmental or nongovernmental institution, you can make an impact through a variety of roles, including

  • advocacy director,
  • community service manager,
  • community development specialist,
  • program coordinator or
  • project manager.

Career Services

Klein’s Career Services provides support and guidance for students exploring career opportunities. Some of the services provided by the Career Center include

You can make an appointment to discuss and learn more about current media and communication job opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein’s Career Center also hosts various events where you can prepare for your career in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that will teach you how to optimize your resume;
  • applying for internships and jobs with media and communication employers;
  • learning how to deliver an “elevator speech” and practice at networking events; and
  • meeting industry professionals and learning about different career paths.

Learn more about Klein’s Career Center.

As a Temple student, you also can visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your resume and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.


The Communication for Development and Social Change MS program creates lasting connections among alumni, colleagues, faculty, parents and students. Upon graduation, you’ll automatically become a part of the Temple University Alumni Association and can remain a vital part of the Temple community for life.

There are more than 20,000 graduates of Klein College residing across the country and around the world. As leaders in their fields, our trailblazing alumni have achieved high levels of success.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Communication for Development and Social Change MS may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Educational, Guidance, & Career Counselors & Advisors

$58,120.00 (2020)

Farm & Home Management Educators

$51,550.00 (2020)

Health Informatics Specialists

$93,730.00 (2020)

Human Resources Specialists

$63,490.00 (2020)

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

$96,270.00 (2020)

Personal Financial Advisors

$89,330.00 (2020)

Residential Advisors

$31,190.00 (2020)

Social & Human Service Assistants

$35,960.00 (2020)

Training & Development Specialists

$62,700.00 (2020)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of July 29, 2021.