East Stroudsburg University to offer degree in communications

March 11, 2018 by  

A new master’s degree program in communications beginning in the summer semester of this year has recently been announced by East Stroudsburg University.

The program will require students to take between 30 and 33 credit hours and will need to be completed in 15 months. Professor and chair of communications, Robert McKenzie, Ph.D., said the program is targeted for professionals working within driving distance of the college and current undergraduates. Faculty at the college and temporary faculty with industry specializations will be teaching the courses.

Provost and vice president for academic affairs, Jo Bruno, added that a hybrid format will be used for the program, so that some courses will be online while others will be face-to-face. This program should attract working professionals within the region, so they can be prepared for the many changes in the field of communications. Bruno believes is a good fit for the region and the institution is looking forward to the first students in the program.

Market studies have been conducted and indicate that there will be many job openings in various areas of communications and public relations in the area, suggesting this degree will be appropriate for the associated positions which will need to be filled.

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