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University of Wyoming
Master's degree
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Program description


The Department of Communication and Journalism provides a broad range of professional and research courses, offering a sound interdisciplinary academic program for students who plan careers in communication or media. Courses are comprised of writing, speaking and analyzing messages; forms of interpersonal communication; media effects and audiences' interpretations of media messages and images. Degrees are granted in communication and journalism with academic specialties in each of the degree areas. Students are given academic preparation in communication skills (media writing and public speaking), coupled with opportunities for professional experience in their majors. The department also offers minors in public relations, communication, journalism, and marketing communication.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

A cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.000 (A=4.000) on previous coursework is required for full admission.

Composite score minimum of 291 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

For international students the university requires a minimum total score of 540 on the written exam or 76 on the Internet-based exam. The university will also accept a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam or certification of level 112 ELS completion in lieu of the TOEFL requirement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasive Argumentation
  • Special Topics in Debate
  • Media Writing
  • Introduction to Photography
  • History of American Journalism
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Advanced Communication Theory
  • Introduction to Communication Research
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Theory of Language and Society
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Cultural Encounters in China
  • Graphics of Communication
  • Advertising in the Media
  • Public Relations
  • Internship
  • Communication Technology and Society
  • Multimedia Production
  • Political Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Digital Video Production
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Feature Writing Seminar
  • News Editing
  • Nonverbal Communication Studies
  • African American Rhetoric
  • Visual Communication
  • Special Topics in Communication
  • Special Topics in Mass Media
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity in the Media
  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Rhetoric and Social Justice
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Photojournalism
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Web Design
  • Mass Media Ethics
  • Intergroup Communication
  • Communication Apprehension/Competence
  • Independent Study in Communication
  • Texts of Mass Media
  • Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Seminar In Organizational Communication
  • Seminar in Mass Communications
  • Seminar in Communication Theory
  • Foundations of Communication and Journalism
  • Problems: Communication
  • Practicum in College Teaching
  • Continuing Registration: On Campus
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Thesis Research
  • Graduate Projects

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

Communication is a liberal arts degree relevant to a variety of careers in

  • Community relations
  • Public relations
  • Politics
  • Administration
  • Law
  • Sales management
  • Many other fields

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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