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Graduate Program

Master of Arts Degree

The M.A. program combines teaching and research in a curriculum that prepares students for scholarly inquiry or work outside the academy. The M.A. in Communication emphasizes two major areas of interest: Communication or Mass Communication. Graduate Students can pursue a program in either area. Both areas provide students with a liberal arts curriculum that prepares them for life in the twenty-first century:

1. A broad understanding of historical and contemporary theories;
2. The Research skills necessary to explore and contribute to knowledge;
3. The ability to apply their knowledge in varied settings.

All students are expected to demonstrate a holistic understanding of theory and research and to be competent analysts of literature appropriate to their program of study. Both areas encourage the integration of knowledge from among the diverse approaches. Both areas provide students with a broad foundation for doctoral study and for employment as communication specialists and professional.  More information can be found here.


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Department News & Announcements

Monday Noon Research:
The CMJ Colloquium Series, Fall 2014

All events in Dunn 424, 12:10pm to 1pm

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Rhetorical Diversity and Genealogies of Rhetoric”

October 6: Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Correcting a Mad Men Myth: The Invention of the
Broadcast Advertising Season”

October 20: Paul Grosswiler
Department of Communication and Journalism
"The Global Village Dump: Media Cultures and
the Crisis of E-Waste"

October 27: Jessica Miller
Department of Philosophy
"Conceptions of Professionalism in Harlequin
Medical Romance"

November 3: Emily Rice & Theodora Ruhs
Department of Communication and Journalism
"Virtual Fieldwork in the Arctic."

November 10: Jordan P. LaBouff
Department of Psychology & Honors College
"Social Psychological Perspectives on American Policy:
Where and How we Vote"

Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 420
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1283 | Fax: (207) 581-1286
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469