Graduate Program - University of Houston
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About our M.A. program

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston offers a Master’s degree in Communication directed toward professional success in both academic and non-academic careers. Students applying for the M.A. in Communication can choose from four concentrations:

  • Health Communication
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Public Relations Studies
  • Global and Intercultural Communication

Why get a M.A. in communication?

Whether you’re interested in advancing your existing career, exploring a new career with additional responsibilities, pursuing an academic job, or simply furthering your education, our graduate program can help you achieve your goal.  A Master of Arts degree in communication allows you to hone your strategic thinking and analytical skills, strengthen your communication capabilities, and become a leader in your chosen field.

A graduate degree in communication opens the door to a variety of job opportunities, as well as the potential for a higher salary. Findings from a study conducted by Georgetown University showed that an individual with a communication graduate degree typically earns 10,000 dollars more than a person with only an undergraduate degree in the same field.

Why choose us?

At the Valenti School of Communication, our students stay abreast of the newest developments and practices in the field, while conducting extensive research on how these developments affect societies at large.

While some of our students want to break into the communication field, others are seasoned professionals looking to advance their careers or move on to a top doctoral program. Regardless of the career goal, our graduate program expands each student’s expertise through courses that improve conceptual, applied, and research skills -- all of which are critical for success in today’s information-oriented and changing global society.


Graduate Concentrations

We offer a Master of Arts degree in communication with concentrations in journalism and mass communication, public relations, health communication, and global and intercultural communication.  

Why Valenti?

  • Application

    Our program is tailored for professional success in both academic and non-academic careers.

  • Location

    Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and a major media market. It offers a range of job opportunities in business, media, health, energy, arts, and education.

  • Research

    Our program is led by a team of highly productive faculty members with diverse research agendas and teaching capabilities.

  • Support

    We offer financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships, as well as scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

  • Schedule

    Our classes meet in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.

  • Engagement

    We offer small class sizes for increased interaction between faculty and students.