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Westminster's Master of Professional Communication Degree

In today's constantly changing communication landscape, it takes knowledge of the most effective communication practices to get results. The Westminster Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree is designed to help individuals enhance their communication skills and develop expertise in a variety of communication fields. The program is designed to prepare recent graduates and others requiring advanced knowledge and skills as communication experts for positions in business, industry, government, nonprofits, and other organizations.

People with undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas can develop important communication skills that can be applied to their current career path or that can prepare them for new careers. Some students will decide to pursue doctoral degrees after completing the MPC program. Because classes are taught in the evenings and on weekends, program participants have an opportunity to enhance their professional communication skills without interrupting their careers. 

You will begin the 36-credit-hour program with a core of required classes that provide a theoretical framework in rhetoric and persuasion, professional writing, emergent media, and communication ethics. You then choose four of eight 3-credit classes that apply the theory to practice and six hours of electives that focus on cutting-edge topics in communication. As a capstone to the program, you develop a professional portfolio of your work and complete a field project that consists of an internship or a client-based project. 

If you are interested in beginning the MPC program in Fall 2015, the priority deadline for applications is March 16. Registration for fall semester begins on April 6, and early acceptance to the program ensures that the classes you wish to take will be available.


Westminster is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

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