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 Lorra Brown at 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
  • Interested in the M.A. in Professional Communication program? Please complete the following form to receive additional information from Graduate Admissions about our program:

*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)

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Professor Lora M Brown 
Program Director, Department of Communication
(973) 720-2609

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