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Graduate Virtual Information Session

Thursday, September 23, 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 Degree in Communication: Why Merrimack College?

Practical skills.

Our communication master’s program provides you with the skills 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 master’s in communication degree prepares you to be a versatile, skilled and strategic communicator 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 you from the time you 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 your technical, creative, professional and strategic communication skills. 

Robust fellowships.

With a dozen fellowship opportunities on campus, you can receive full- or half-tuition discounts, boost your resume, build your portfolio and expand your 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 offering a high-quality degree for excellent value.