Message from the Director

Dear Prospective Student,

As students of communication, we study messages. Specifically, we examine the verbal and nonverbal messages that people exchange in various settings. These contexts include organizations, families, relationships, healthcare settings, and the media.

Though we have communicated our entire lives, it is less common for us to think about how we communicate, why we communicate, and the effects of our communication. Exploring the how, the why, and the effects of messages will be the main theme of your graduate coursework. Content will be driven by research, and students will leave having formed their own evidence-based recommendations for practice.

Fairfield University's MA in Communication is a 36-hour degree. Your coursework will be facilitated by talented faculty who are student-centered. Our faculty continues to grow, and we are regularly working to refine our MA with cutting-edge topics. The degree offers great flexibility as it is applicable to numerous careers. There has simply never been a better time to study Communication at Fairfield University.

Ultimately, our aim is to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. We believe our coursework can help do that. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sean M. Horan, PhD
Interim Director of the MA in Communication Program
Chair, Department of Communication