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. 

List of careers with a graduate degree in Organizational Communication


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, human management, and prudent leadership in organizations. The programs are created for working professionals as well as the traditional graduate student.  The Organizational Communication graduate program is available online. Students who need the flexibility of online courses can complete all degree requirements online, interacting with faculty and students through Canvas, our learning management system software. Students can complete courses  by choosing the delivery format that meets their needs - face-to-face, online, or both. 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.