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Graduate Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a Virtual Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs, hear directly from program directors and chat with admissions representatives.

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Master’s in Communication: Why Merrimack College?

Practical skills.

Our communication graduate program prepares students to work in professional communications, from digital media content creation and campaign design to public relations and crisis communications, as well as related fields. Coursework emphasizes strategic communication and digital media.

Career outlook.

Our degree prepares students to be versatile, skilled, and strategic communicators through a variety of platforms. Employers are looking for these skills. According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in public relations, marketing, and advertising is projected to grow faster than average in the next 10 years.


Supportive faculty.

Merrimack College’s MA in Communication features dedicated faculty and staff who are available to help students from the time they consider enrolling all the way through the finish line of graduation. Our faculty and staff include social media expert Kilhoe “Miranda” Na, emerging media scholar Melissa “Mish” Zimdars, health communication specialist Andrew Tollison, and professional fellowship advisor Samantha Bruno. We’re here to nurture students’ technical, creative, professional, and strategic communication skills. 

Robust fellowships.

With fellowship opportunities on campus and at external sites, students can receive tuition discounts, boost their resumes, build their portfolios, and expand their networks all at once. These competitive awards provide supervised work experience that put communication principles into practice. Dean scholarships and alumni scholarships are also available for students to earn a high-quality degree for excellent value.