About our Students

Who they are:

  • Students may have recently graduated from college, be working professionals or those building a second career. Approximately 1/4 of the students attend part-time while continuing to work in their field. Ages range from 23 to over 50.
  • 1/3 of the class is international, representing countries such as France, India, China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Bulgaria, Thailand, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Greece, and Uruguay.
  • Students come to the program with variety of undergraduate degrees in disciplines such as history, politics, and business. Other students bring their professional background in corporate and organizational communication, offering a wide variety of viewpoints and context. 
  • This diversity enriches the academic experience for all, allowing students to learn from one another.

For more information, see our "Graduate Student Experiences" poster.


A Sense of Community

With typical class sizes ranging from 13-25, students are able to form close bonds with their professors and each other. In addition to working closely together on a variety of group projects for class, students build social and professional networks through extra curricular activities, internships and business associations. These networks and the small size of the program provide graduates with valuable opportunities for growth and development.