Messiah University's response to COVID-19

Messiah is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.

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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

A degree from our Department prepares you to enter the workforce by equipping you with the diverse skill sets that employers seek. Honing skills in written and oral communication, foundational to all majors in our Department, will help prepare you for any career. You can seek a variety of different options with a degree from our department: producer, copywriter, news anchor, cinematographer, teacher, public relations practitioner, screenwriter, social media specialist, sound and video technician, motivational speaker, event planner, and many others. And our students are landing fabulous jobs! The Messiah University Career and Professional Development Center reports that 100% of the Class of 2019 survey respondents were employed or in a graduate school or professional program within 6 to 9 months after graduation.

The flexibility of our program leaves time for study abroad opportunities.  With proper planning, you can go to almost any location offered by the Intercultural Office, Messiah's study abroad office. To read about our students' experiences, check out our students' experiences.

All students in our department are required to complete an internship or practicum. This allows you to get hands-on experience and extend your classroom knowledge, as well as increase your marketability when it comes to seeking a job. For more information on Messiah's nationally recognized internship program, visit our Career and Professional Development page.

You'll take a variety of courses in the areas of theory, interpersonal communication, and media, along with more specific courses related to your major. The course catalog shows a list of classes required for both majors and minors in the Department of Communication. 

For more information, contact the Admissions Office or the department co-chair, Dr. Nance McCown.