Master’s Program in Organizational Communication

The Master of Arts in Organizational Communication offered by the School of Communications Studies and the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University is intended for working students who are seeking an advanced academic degree that focuses on the critical examination and understanding of the role of communication within the processes of organizing, decision making, and problem solving.

The MA in Organizational Communication is designed for working professional seeking an applied learning experience that will not only advance their professional careers, but allow them to make critical contributions toward improved organizational practices at work, in society, and beyond.

Faculty members involved in this program are recognized for their excellence as teachers, scholars, and program administrators.

This online degree combines a variety of distance technologies to provide students with a dynamic learning experience. Our courses enable students to interact with colleagues in online class discussions and group projects, and video conferences are available with instructors and advisors to allow students to complete the degree from the comfort of their home at times that are convenient with work schedules.

The program is designed in such a way that a student can, potentially, complete allcourse requirements for the Master’s degree in approximately 15 months (enrolling in two classes per semester) or two years (completing one class per semester).

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Miller, J. L., Sandburg, S., & Kay, C. S. (Forthcoming). Diamonds in the rough: Claims, evidence, and reasoning in Facebook comments. 
American Behavioral Scientist.
Lippert, A., & Kay, C. S. (Forthcoming). Click for Dixie: Virtual plantation tours’ use of White nostalgia and directed narrative experience. Chapter proposal accepted for the edited collection, Subjectivities of Interactive Nostalgia

2017 Excellence in Service Award recipient, The National Society of Leadership and Success: Ohio University Chapter. Nominated by former students. Carson Kay was the only graduate student and the only humanities scholar awarded by the society.


Kay, C. S. (2018, January 29). Graduate school and you: Insight from a Viking alum. Invited Skype presenter to discuss the graduate school experience with Dr. Sam Nazione’s senior seminar communication course at Berry College.
Kay, C. S. (2017, November 16-19). The young judge’s dilemma: Examining the tension between established team friendship and objectivity in judging ‘cousin’ teams.” Paper presented at the 2017 National Communication Association Annual Convention, Austin, Texas.
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