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Graduate Career Outcomes

One of the common questions about study in the communication fields has long been, "What can you do with a degree in communication?" The answer to that question is as multifaceted as are our fields of study, but one that every student should explore on their way toward their professional lives. What follows is a listing of the many careers an education in communication can lead toward.

2017 Career Outcomes — Master's Degree Recipients

Each year, the DePaul University Career Center surveys the College of Communication's graduating class to assess their post-graduation status. Graduates are surveyed at graduation and six months after degree completion. Employment data also is gathered from LinkedIn profiles.


of 2017 Communication master's degree recipients were employed and/or pursuing advanced studies six months after degree completion


of employed graduates are in a job related to their degree


of employed graduates are in a new or better job immediately following graduation

These graduates are working in marketing, advertising and public relations, education, media and entertainment, healthcare, and nonprofits.

* All preceding data is courtesy the DePaul University Career Center, as presented in their 2017 Career Outcomes study.​​