MA in Professional Communication

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The Master of Arts in Professional Communication program at William Paterson University provides graduates with an edge in the ever-evolving job market. Advance your marketability and communication skills with our comprehensive curriculum that was designed to help Master's degree graduates: 

  • Advance professionally
  • Build integrated marketing and communication knowledge
  • Develop social media expertise
  • Sharpen strategic writing skills
  • Strengthen management and leadership abilities
  • Pursue new and emerging career paths 

For questions about the program or application process, contact program director Jennifer Owlett at owlettj@wpunj.edu or visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Essay articulating the student's goals and expectations; how the student's academic and professional backgrounds fit the nature and mission of the program (or have prepared them for a successful learning experience in the program); how they may benefit from the program; and how they would contribute to the program and their fellow students.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation.
  • Required for international students only: English Proficiency requirements

*GRE Scores are not required but strongly preferred. 

Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Contact Us

Dr. Jennifer Owlett 
Program Director, Department of Communication
owlettj@wpunj.edu
(973) 720-3349

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