Focus Area Courses

Applied communication courses

The following list includes courses that are approved for the MPS degree with a focus in applied communication.

In addition to your core curriculum, you will choose 12 hours of course work from the options below.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Certificate in Applied Communication

Erin Wehrman, Graduate Director
Craig Hall, Room 372, Phone 417-836-4423

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Communication is designed for individuals who are highly motivated to develop applied communication skills for a professional environment. Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum standards for admission will not guarantee acceptance into the certificate program.

Admission process

Admission to the certificate program requires all of the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University or equivalent education from a foreign university.
  2. A GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work or completion of 9 credit hours of graduate course work with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  3. Admission application (all materials) deadline is 35 days prior to the start of the desired beginning semester.
  4. All additional University and Graduate College requirements for admission to a certificate program.

Required courses - 12 hours total

Choose 4 courses (12 hours) from the list below:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
COM 711 Conflict and Communication 3 hrs
COM 717 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace 3 hrs
COM 719 Ethical Issues in Communication 3 hrs
COM 713 Public Relations Campaigns 3 hrs
COM 732 Small Group Communication 3 hrs

Completion requirements

Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.