|Dr. Deanna P. Dannels|
You most likely have arrived at this site while searching for a graduate program that will add definition and focus to your undergraduate degree. Perhaps you are currently in the workforce as a communication professional or in other fields such as the sciences, engineering, or business management. You have realized the need for further education to help you better formulate and direct an effective message. In a rapidly changing world and challenging job market, you find you need that extra edge to succeed.
By their very nature, all organizations — corporate, government, and not-for-profit agencies — depend upon complex communication functions for effective operation. They must stay
a step ahead of competitors in this increasingly technologically-based world.
They need communication experts.
The NCSU Master of Science in Communication program provides a high-quality, professional curriculum that builds strong research skills for monitoring trends, stakeholder profiles, and identifying venues to deliver the most effective messages to target audiences. We train students to be effective, inspiring teachers at the undergraduate level. Our graduates become invaluable additions to public relations firms, marketing operations, healthcare facilities, environmental agencies — in short, forward-thinking organizations that recognize the crucial role communication plays in their success and longevity.
Browse our site and learn about course offerings — especially our new Core Course Curriculum! You'll also learn about opportunities for scholastic and professional growth, and meet our excellent faculty. I feel confident you will be inspired to further your education in our master's program. And then communicate — we look forward to meeting you.
Very best wishes,
Deanna P. Dannels, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Communication