If one area of study were to be identified as the foundation of all other areas of study, it would be human communication. It is through human communication that we live, work, and experience the world in which we live. Our relationships with others are created, maintained, strengthened, weakened, and dissolved through communication. Therefore, UCO’s Master of Arts degree in Human Communication makes intuitive sense as people express themselves and interpret others through communicative interactions.
Coursework in the graduate Human Communication degree program addresses the analytical, theoretical, and skills approaches to the study of human communication processes and problems. This program prepares students for effective human interaction by improving people skills as well as task productivity. Areas of emphasis include interpersonal relationships, group and team processes, conflict management, consulting, and language and social interaction.
UCO’s Master’s degree program in Human Communication teaches advanced skills students need to work successfully in the highly-competitive field of communication. Among the skills acquired through the program are mediation, conflict management, negotiation, health, organizational contexts, and teaching. Individuals with a Master’s Degree in Human Communication find work in a number of professions, including communication strategy, leadership, administration, consulting, intercultural relations, ministry, and human capital.