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Dual Masters M.A. in Corporate Communication and M.S. in Media Arts and Technology

Dual Masters Degree Program

The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and The Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts have created a plan that allows you to receive a degree in both programs after completing a 54-credit curriculum. Earning both degrees would normally require a total of 72 credits if completed separately.

The faculty of both programs agree that this course of study will be especially advantageous if you wish to pursue a career in communication and technology in the corporate world.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this dual degree program, you must apply separately to the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and to the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts. You must be accepted by both programs, and must declare your intent to pursue this academic program at the time of application to Duquesne University. You cannot transfer into this dual degree program following acceptance into another program of study.

Advisors are available in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts to provide you with guidance and advice on each program.


M.A. in Corporate Communication

Required Core Courses

  • COMM 500  Professional Communication
  • COMM 501  Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • COMM 515  Organizational Communication
  • COMM 523  Communication Ethics & Professional Civility


Corporate Communication Track

  • COMM 522  Communication Research Methods
  • COMM 527  Communication Management
  • COMM 536  Integrated Marketing Communication

In addition, you will take six credits of elective courses from within the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies.


M.S. in Media Arts and Technology

Required Courses

  • JMA 501 Introduction to Multimedia Technology
  • JMA 502 Managing Interactive Media
  • JMA 505 Graphic Design Process
  • JMA 530 Digital Imaging
  • JMA 588 Interactive Applications
  • JMA 582  Media Law and Intellectial Property

You will take nine credits of elective courses from within the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts.