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Degree Requirements

​You must complete 12 courses (46 quarter hours) with two in-person or virtual residencies on our Chicago campus. All courses are four quarter hours, unless otherwise noted.

The program is completed as a cohort, and courses are taken in a pre-set sequence each quarter, which allows the student cohort to complete the degree in one year.

Required Courses

Fall Quarter​

Course
Title​
Quarter Hours
PROCMN 500*
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION ORIENTATION AND RESIDENCY

2​
PROCMN 501
THE FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 4
PROCMN 510
DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 4

*Note the residency runs during the last week of August before the traditional start of Fall quarter classes.

December Intercession

Course
Title
Quarter Hours
PROCMN 520​

WRITING FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CAREERS
4
PROCMN 530
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION LAW, POLI​CY, AND ETHICS 2

Winter Quarter

Course​
Title
Quarter ​Hours
PROCMN 540
RESEARCH METHODS AND INSIGHTS FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
4
PROCMN 550
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN TEAMS 4

Spring Quarter

Course
Title
Quarter Hours
PROCMN 560
TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
4
PROCMN 570
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES 4

Summer Quarter, Term 1

Course
Title
Quarter Hours
PROCMN 580
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
4​

PROCMN 590
CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: ADVISING AND COUNSELING LEADERSHIP 4

Summer Quarter, Term 2

Course
Title
Quarter Hours
PROCMN 599
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION FINAL PROJECT AND RESIDENCY​​

6