The Department of Communication offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science in Communication. We offer two tracks for master’s students. The Research Track is designed for students who want to focus on communication research in their careers and for those interested in doctoral studies. The Professional Track is designed for students who prefer to focus on applying their studies to their careers in communication. We especially encourage mid-career professionals to apply for this track. Students decide at the time they apply which track is most suitable for them. Our faculty concentrate on research in the areas of media, politics, health, conversation, persuasion, propaganda, and language and social interaction.