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The Master of Arts in Communication and Advocacy is a 36 credit-hour program that includes:

  • 18 hours of core course work in advocacy studies, theory and applied contexts, and communication research methods.
  • Nine hours of concentrated study in advocacy topics salient in both academic and professional contexts, such as environmental, health, or strategic communication.
  • Nine hours dedicated to a major project option of thesis or internship credit designed to facilitate specific vocational and academic qualifications in the field. Includes three hours of elective course work.


  • Nine hours of elective course work related to the comprehensive examination.

The core spans applied theory and contexts as well as research methods and tools. It is designed to prepare students to examine, assess, critique and develop systematic communication advocacy practices across a wide range of areas. The depth and practicum requirements allow students to develop competencies in specific areas of advocacy studies.

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