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Professional Communication

at Metropolitan State University

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is based on a foundation of communication theory and practical application. There are three different tracks that lead to a major in professional communication: 1) Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication 2) Organizational Communication and 3) Public Relations. Interpersonal communication professionals focus on interpersonal, intercultural, presentational and organizational issues. Organizational communication specialists understand how internal communication can be improved through building teams, training, coordinating efforts, analyzing information flow and resolving conflicts. Public relations practitioners require outstanding communication skills and knowledge to accomplish responsibilities of planning and research, promotion, media relations, lobbying, special events, publications production and customer relations.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106

Labor Market Information

  • Radio and Television Announcers

  • Median wage: $16.19/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Communications Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,161/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Median wage: $27.17/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Web Developers

  • Median wage: $30.59/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email: