The MA program in Communication Studies at the U of North Carolina at Charlotte is now accepting applications for Fall 2013. Please encourage your students to consider our program. Our MA program is a generalist program, in that students don't specialize in any one area but instead take courses throughout many of our interest areas. This lets them craft the program of study to meet their specific needs and interests. Our 15 graduate faculty members offer courses and conduct research in Health Communication; Rhetoric/Media Studies/Popular Culture; Organizational Communication; and Public Relations/International Public Relations. So, a student may, for example, decide to combine classes across interest areas to focus on her/his program of study on an area such as Risk Communication, Global and International Communication, Social Advocacy, Health Information, Healthcare Groups and Teams, Healthcare Organizations, Organizational Narratives, Media Organizations, and so on. Our rotation of elective courses covers topics such as narrative ethnography, communication focus groups, spirituality and health, healthcare campaigns, communication and aging, network society, cultural studies, rhetorical criticism, organizational power and control, information communication technology, international public relations, communication and gender, risk communication, corporate social responsibility, communicating loss and grief, virtual work, campaign management, organizational rhetoric, and non-standard work, among others. Students can combine these courses and interest areas to form their own focused area of study. Students will not take all of their elective classes in any one area. We offer an International Exchange Program, and offer one competitive international exchange assistantship each year (the selected student studies abroad in the fall semester of his/her second year). We only offer fall admissions.

The next deadline to apply for admission is for Fall 2013, and there are two deadlines: 15 January 2013 is our priority deadline for early decisions and for students who want to be considered for an assistantship. 1 March 2013 is the deadline for all other students. Please see our graduate website at for more information about our program and faculty, or you can contact Dr. Christine Davis, Graduate Program Director, at