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Communication Graduate Program
Psy/Comm Bldg Rm. 3
Qingwen Dong
Graduate Director and Adviser, Department of Communication


The Master of Arts program offered by the Department of Communication includes four concentrations of study:

  • Communication Education
  • Communication Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Media and Public Relations

Each concentration integrates coursework from related disciplines, providing graduate students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of communication. Each concentration is designed for students who regard knowledge of communication as important for their chosen professional careers but may or may not hold a bachelor's degree in communication.

Special or topical areas of worthy interest also may be proposed as well as interdisciplinary programs in conjunction with other departments.

Programs may include field studies, internships and other learning experiences as appropriate and approved by the department.

The Master's program requires the completion of 32 units of study, and provides for a thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B) option. Please visit the General Catalog for an overview of the program and the list of courses.


Graduates of Pacific's MA in Communication program have gone on to work in jobs including:

  • Marketing & Social Media, Samsung Electronics
  • Public Relations Associate, LinkedIn
  • Marketing Content Manager, Hewlett-Packard
  • Member Benefit and Online Recourse Coordinator, California Medical Association
  • Global Public Relations Manager, Dolby Laboratories
  • Communications, Digital Marketing, Adobe
  • Offline Marketing & PR Specialist,
  • Contributing Editor, Dow Jones Media Group
  • District Sales & Training Manager, Lexmark
  • International Marketing Director, Stockton Symphony Association

To print out information about the MA in Communication program, please download the Communication Graduate Studies Brochure (pdf)