A New Option for Media and Communication Professionals

Teaneck, NJ (November 30, 2005) —Working professionals in the field of media and communications who want to develop their skills, earn a master’s degree and advance in the profession have a new option. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s new M.A. in Media and Professional Communication is a 30-credit graduate program especially designed for communication professionals as well as those who plan to enter this field.

“We’re excited about this new program,” said Professor Bernard Dick, director of the program, “because we have designed it for students who want to prepare themselves for the complex world of communications in the areas of mass media, professional writing and editing, speech and other word-related areas.

“The course offerings,” he said, “reflect the latest developments in media ecology, gender and diversity issues, intellectual property, intercultural communications, writing for the media, and oral presentations from a workplace-centered perspective.”

To accommodate students who are in the workplace, all classes are scheduled on weeknights on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ.

Students complete at least 27 credits of course work and three additional credits for an advanced special project. Courses include building a professional Web site, public relations writing, professional editing, writing proposals and grants, contemporary advertising, effective presentations, media relations and health communication.

This program is also available as a combined degree program. In five years, a student is able to earn a B.A. in communications and an M.A. in media and professional communications.

Admission to the new M.A. in Media & Professional Communication program requires a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 credits in communications, media studies or a related field, a cumulative GPA of 3.00 ratio plus letters of recommendation, a writing sample and an official GRE or GMAT taken within the last five years.

For further information, visit ucoll.fdu.edu/pcomm or contact Professor Dick at 201 692 2416 or bfdick@fdu.edu.

Metropolitan Campus

Gretchen Johnson

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