The Master of Arts in Professional Communication at William Paterson University places its emphasis on written, oral and visual communication in a professional context. The program curriculum is designed to enhance communication skills and managerial techniques. Students may tailor course work to meet individual career or academic objectives and they will be prepared for work as professional communicators in business, public service or a variety of media industries. This program is developed to help students gain a fundamental understanding of today's communication opportunities as well as to provide them with practical knowledge, strategic and critical thinking abilities, and specific technical skills that may be immediately applied to the job market or advanced studies.
As the communication professions become increasingly globalized, the M.A. in Professional Communication is designed to give future leaders the applied skill sets to excel as professionals in the industry. In an increasingly complex marketplace, the study of professional communication assumes a privileged role in preparing students to be leaders in fields that require high-level knowledge and skills in integrated communication, corporate and strategic communication, new media and professional writing.