Graduate Programs in Organizational Communication

Graduate Program in Organizational Communication
For questions or information please contact Dr. Frances Smith, Graduate Director 270-809-3179 or

Why Study Organizational Communication

Our graduate programs in Organizational Communication instill the intangible qualities that employers are looking for in managers, training managers, sales representatives, human resource executives, non-profit administrators, and more.  Upon graduation, our students leave our department with exceptional knowledge and “real world” application in team building, conflict negotiation, organizational leadership, organizational hierarchy, managerial strategies, training and development and persuasion techniques (sales). Students acquire skills for assessing communication problems, designing communication systems, and improving communication quality. Our program provides a versatile career path, while arming students with the essential skills every professional needs to excel in the business and non-profit arenas. 

    Graduate Programs

    Our Department offers several opportunities for students to study organizational communication at the graduate level and gain a depth of knowledge in effective organizational membership, humane management, and prudent leadership in organizations. The programs are created for working professionals as well as the traditional graduate student.  Our courses are offered through a weekend program (for professionals), through the week, as well as online.  Furthermore, we offer our Master of Science option through a cohort program at our regional campuses.

    Application Deadlines and Other Information

    All graduate programs in the Department of Organizational Communication are on a rolling application basis. Therefore, students interested in applying for the program may submit their application at any time. Interested applicants can apply for graduate admission by completing the MSU Graduate Application. Furthermore, the Department of Organizational Communication does not require the GRE at this time.

    Graduate Teaching Assistantships

    The Department of Organizational Communication offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships to selected candidates. The selection process requires candidates to complete an application, provide three letters of recommendation and undergo an interview with the Director of the Basic Courses. Selected Graduate Teaching Assistants earn a stipend for their work. For more information contact Patty Parish at

    Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

    The Department of Organizational Communication is part of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business is AACSB Accredited.