Quinnipiac University School of Communications Graduate Programs
Quinnipiac University graduate programs in communications – journalism, sports journalism, public relations, interactive media and communications – deliver advanced communications training guided by market-driven knowledge, a faculty of industry professionals dedicated to mentoring, and technologically sophisticated learning environments. Located in the busy media corridor between New York and Boston, Quinnipiac graduates emerge with the expertise and versatility the industry demands, along with an array of practical experiences and a network of contacts. In other words, graduates are ready to get right to work.
Stellar facilities in the heart of the Northeast media corridor
The production facilities within Quinnipiac’s Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center support both studio and remote productions, and feature the same state-of-the-art news gathering, audio and video equipment students will encounter as professionals. Graduate students master the latest technology and learn the most innovative techniques for producing, editing and presenting information to the public. The Northeast is home to many of the nation’s most iconic magazines, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers and longest running network news programs and flagship sports networks. In this media-rich environment, contacts are made, and deep professional networks formed. Graduates of the programs join a growing alumni base including rising stars at ESPN, CNN, the New York Post, the Hartford Courant and numerous local news sites and TV stations.
Faculty and community
Faculty are experienced media professionals with credentials from some of the country’s most recognized media operations in journalism, film, audio and multimedia production, television and radio. From investigative reporting to presenting at national conferences, raising awareness of gender bias in the media, and creating mobile apps — Quinnipiac University alumni, faculty and students are helping to shape the fast-moving edge of the communications frontier. The combination of theoretical and practical learning they receive at Quinnipiac gives them the skills and opportunities to do good work, and the confidence to do the kind of work that redefines industries. Faculty guide and support these efforts.
Quinnipiac’s MS in Journalism program molds multitalented writers, reporters and producers who can tell compelling stories across all distribution platforms while maintaining the highest commitment to integrity and professionalism. The program’s 30-credit curriculum blends the traditional with the contemporary, featuring a core that emphasizes digital production, reporting, storytelling and ethics. At the heart of the program is an emphasis on real-time learning and real-world experience, mastering the latest technology and most innovative techniques for producing, editing and presenting information to the public.
Quinnipiac’s MS in Sports Journalism provides a strong foundation to cover the action on the field – and the stories off the field. The 36-credit curriculum prepares students for careers as on-air reporters and anchors, writers, producers and editors for local, cable and network sports television, sports websites and mobile apps. Between Quinnipiac’s nationally ranked Division I teams and proximity to ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, and the array of sports networks in New York City and Boston, students have many opportunities to immerse in the industry.
Quinnipiac’s MS in Public Relations prepares students to advance in this fast-paced field, mastering
contemporary public relations practices and techniques—from strategic communications and crisis management to research, analytics and social media. The 36-credit curriculum emphasizes professional competence, global consciousness, and professional and social responsibility. Students learn to plan and manage PR campaigns as well as mitigate potential crisis situations. Optional areas of specialization include international public relations, investor relations and health care public relations. An optional Social Media Track is available.
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