You’re interested in communications and know that you want to study it as an undergraduate. But have you thought about what comes next? A graduate degree will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to connect with diverse audiences. And you can earn a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree through Suffolk’s accelerated program.
You’ll take two graduate-level courses in your senior year and then complete your graduate studies in a fifth year – saving both time and tuition.
Whether you see yourself writing catchy ad slogans for billboards or TV commercials or pursuing a PhD and teaching in the field, a master’s degree will put you on the fast track to your career. Graduate communication students at Suffolk can specialize in Integrated Marketing Communication or Public Relations and Advertising.
We offer an accelerated path for undergraduate Communication & Journalism (CJN) and Advertising, Public Relations, & Social Media (ADPR) majors to obtain a master’s degree in Communication. Students must meet all of the requirements of one of the undergraduate degree programs (BA, BS, BSJ) offered by the departments of CJN or ADPR. In addition, they must meet all of the requirements of one of the Master's of Communication degree concentrations.
Upon successful completion of all of the degree requirements, a student will receive a dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. The exact degree will be awarded based on the specific undergraduate program the student completes. A student may permanently exit the dual degree program and opt to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree if all the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree have been met. In this case, the graduate courses taken in the senior year will be counted as 4-credit courses applied toward the undergraduate degree requirements.