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Graduate Programs

DePaul’s graduate students are a select group of practitioners, scholars, working professionals and aspiring academicians who share an understanding of the power of authentic communication in today’s shrinking and diverse world. Because of this, our graduates are sought by corporations, universities, agencies, media (print, online and broadcast), not-for-profit organizations and government offices.

The College of Communication offers the following Master of Arts programs:

In addition, any of our MA programs allow graduate students to focus on Latino Media & Communication as a concentration within their discipline.

Here are just a few reasons why we are one of the top three communication programs in Illinois awarding graduate degrees:

Expertise and Experience
Our large, dedicated faculty — more than 50 full-time members widely recognized in their fields — is joined by distinguished guest lecturers: senior executives from leading national and international corporations; award-winning practitioners from agencies; and experienced reporters, editors and broadcast journalists. Our program also encourages interdisciplinary studies, drawing on faculty from women’s studies, Latin American studies, digital cinema, English, America studies, sociology and business.

On-campus and City-wide Benefits
Our state-of-the-art facility includes a focus group room, an 82-seat film screening room and black box theater, two Mac-equipped writing labs, a spectacular converged newsroom and two sound-proof audio booths. In your classes, you’ll make professional connections with fellow graduate students, many of whom are working adults. DePaul alumni — 125,000 strong — 80,000 working in the Chicago area — create a powerful network in the business community.

In addition, Chicago is a dynamic market for communication professionals. Our students find extraordinary opportunities to work in companies of any size, across every industry; in advertising or public relations agencies, whether large or small, international or local; in not-for-profits or government service; and in media, whether print, broadcast or digital.

Flexibility and Convenience
Our graduate programs are designed to accommodate the working professional. Courses are held in the evenings on the downtown Chicago Loop campus. DePaul’s quarter system lets you work at your own pace; by taking two classes per quarter, you’ll earn an MA in two years. If your schedule allows you to take more than two classes per quarter, you may be able to finish even faster.

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