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Communication MS

An innovative communication MS degree that combines the latest research technology with essential communication expertise to prepare you for careers in the communication industry and for pursuing graduate work at the doctoral level.

Program skills

Graduates are adept at the analysis of communication problems, the development of solutions, and the creation of messages as a result of their training in the social sciences, humanities, and applied technologies. They are capable of conducting scientific and applied research, writing reports, manuals, newsletters, and instructions. Students are ready to assist in communication training programs focusing on leadership, presentations, problem-solving, analytical discussions, and media relations.

Program job titles

Account Executive (for marketing, communication, or advertising firm); Campaign Manager; Content Producer; Communication Manager; Customer Sales Director; Digital Marketing and Communication Analyst; Digital Marketing Manager; Director of Development; Internal Communication Director; Marketing Analyst; Marketing Director; Organizational/Internal Communication Manager; Political Communication Strategist; Social Media Strategist; Senior Copywriter

Select program hiring partners

VaynerMedia; Global Energy Efficiency; University of Rochester Medical Center


Outcome Rates for Communication MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Cooperative education is strongly encouraged for graduate students in the communication master’s degree.