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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 and lead toward.

2016 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 2016 Communication master's degree recipients were employed and/or pursuing advanced studies six months after degree completion

4% higher

The percentage of 2016 graduate students who were employed at six months after graduation is 4% higher than the national average.

5% higher

The percentage of 2016 graduate students who were employed or enrolled in continuing education is almost 5% higher than the national average.

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 2016 Career Outcomes study.​