Strengthen your communication and advance your career.
The University of Findlay is one of only a few institutions nationwide to offer a fully online master's program in professional communication.
Apply today and start classes on January 10, 2022!
Next session begins May 16, 2022.
Why Professional Communication?
Advanced communication skills are the lifeblood of any individual or organization.
The Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) at the University of Findlay offers online-only options designed to prepare students coming from any career or undergraduate major to succeed in communication-driven careers.
Whether you want to advance in your current field, move your career to a new position or industry, or even pursue a Ph.D. in communication, the MAPC at the University of Findlay is the best choice for you.
Why No GRE? Not Local? No Problem!
The MAPC’s flexible admission criteria
allow for students to enter the program without taking the GRE.
Unlike many other professional communication programs, the MAPC at UF does not require any residency stay to complete the degree.
Our faculty are highly-trained online learning specialists and can work with students every semester to ensure success no matter how course material is delivered.
The MAPC is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice a wide variety of communication skills. Students in the MAPC learn the skills to help any organization ethically:
- Create digital and social media
- Develop strategic communication plans
- Design and deliver traditional and digital presentations
- Improve community and public relations
- Increase brand awareness
- Lead meetings and individuals
- Manage interpersonal communication and conflicts
- Persuade customers
- Research and analyze information
- Train employees
Advancing Careers, Expanding Expertise, and Changing Fields
Students take six core classes designed to teach and practice communication skills as well as one three-course Interdisciplinary Sequence developed with faculty across campus to prepare students to implement their communication skills in a specific area or industry. Students can select from nine different Interdisciplinary Sequences including:
- Applied Linguistics
- Educational Technology
- Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management Communication
- Human Resource Management
- Interpersonal Communication
- Persuasive Communication
- Technical Communication
Optimize Your Time at Work and UF
The MAPC’s unique design allows students to incorporate the work from their current professions and projects into their coursework. Many courses including the two-course final capstone or thesis projects allow students to propose projects that can be used directly in a student’s current field or designed to help students prepare for a career change.
Teaching Assistantships Available
While most students complete the program fully online, students in the Findlay, Ohio area who can travel to campus can apply for a select number of teaching assistantships. Students primarily teach the COMM 110 Principles of Speech course. For more information about the teaching assistant program, reach out directly to the Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication.