M.S. in Public Communication & Technology
As both a theoretical and applied program, the M.S. in Public Communication and Technology prepares students for careers in the following:
- Health, Environmental, Science, or Technical Communication: Enhancing public and specialized audience understanding of health problems, environmental issues, or scientific and technical topics;
- Public Relations and Strategic Communication: Public relations, public information, and strategic communication programs for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations;
- New Communication Technologies: Uses and effects of new communication technologies, computer-mediated communication, and the World Wide Web; computer, print, and multimedia-based documentation, instruction, and training;
- Journalism: Issues related to news media culture and multimedia delivery, and influences on news and documentary content;
- Academia: Preparation for higher-level academic work, such as obtaining a doctorate, and teaching and conducting research at the college level.
Our graduates hold positions as public affairs/public relations specialists for major corporations and government agencies; technical writers and editors for engineering, software, chemical, and pharmaceutical firms; editors of specialized and in-house publications; and public relations/development officers for non-profit organizations. Our graduates have taken jobs with Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, IBM, U.S. Forest Service, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Ecological Observatory Network, Colorado State University, Bohemian Foundation, Larimer County Humane Society, University of Colorado Health, and many other companies and agencies.
Graduates of our master’s program have also gained admittance to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. These programs include communication-related Ph.D. programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Temple University, University of California-Berkley, Ohio State University, and the University of Alabama. In addition, several of our students have continued their education in our Ph.D. in Public Communication and Technology program. Graduates have also pursued higher degrees in other fields, including economics and sociology.