The Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Public Speaking equips students with the skills of oral communication and presentation, which are essential across any organization in today's highly competitive environment. Through our interactive courses, you will develop the skills needed to speak and present clearly, coherently, and persuasively on a variety of scales: to an individual colleague or client; with small groups such as a team meeting; and before large audiences.
Lasell’s philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work.
As communications channels diversify and our workforce becomes more global, it's vital to deliver speeches and presentations that meet target audience’s needs. You will be positioned to succeed in politics, private industry, media, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in such roles as:
Join Lasell’s vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|MSC Core Requirements|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||3|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||3|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||3|
|Choose 1 of the following|
|COM798||Special Study Project||3|
|COM728||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits.
|FALL MAIN: 9/9 - 12/20|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||Hybrid||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM722||Crisis Communication||Hybrid||Sobel, Ethan|
|COM796||Comprehensive Examination (Prereq: COM703 Lecture Min Grade: B- Min Credits: 3.00)||TBA||Barrett, Janice|
|COM797||Thesis (Prereq: COM795 Lecture Min Grade: B- Min Credits: 3.00)||TBA||TBA|
|COM798||Special Study Project (Prereq: COM703 Lecture Min Grade: B- Min Credits: 3.00)||TBA||TBA|
|COM799||Professional Internship||TBA||Quinn, Kaitlyn|
|FALL 1: 9/9 - 10/29|
|COM709 A||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM709 B||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||Online||TBA|
|COM733||Social Media||Online||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM751||Health Communication||Online||Greene, Richard|
|FALL 2: 10/30-12/18|
|COM705||Media Relations||Online||Nazzaro, Lucia|
|COM713||Writing for Public Relations||Online||Irizarry, Frank|
|COM722||Crisis Communication||Online||Barrett, Janice|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Communication graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466