Major Changes Coming to Radford University’s Corporate and Professional Communication Master’s Program

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The program’s overhaul includes a new curriculum, a new facility with leading-edge technology and the arrival of a new Director for the School of Communication.

New CHBS Building Renderings

“Within the new building, there will be video editing bins, a social media and analytics lab, a crisis simulation room and a state-of-the-art television studio." -CHBS Dean Katherine Hawkins.

Radford University is pleased to unveil major changes to its M.S. in Corporate and Professional Communication program. The program’s overhaul includes a new curriculum, a new facility with leading-edge technology and the arrival of a new Director for the School of Communication.

The new curriculum will incorporate interactive media and analytics into real world simulation and feature a greater focus on strategic communication. These changes will better serve graduates who enter professions such as public relations, management, sales and more.

The program will take up residence in the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) building, a facility designed to maximize educational opportunity.

“At 143,600 square feet, the new home for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences will be the largest academic building on campus,” said CHBS Dean Katherine Hawkins. “Within the new building, there will be video editing bins, a social media and analytics lab, a crisis simulation room and a state-of-the-art television studio. The new building will also offer several collaborative learning spaces for students, top quality office space for faculty and staff and more.”

Radford University is also pleased to announce that Matthew Smith will serve as the new Director of the School of Communication. His background includes tenure as Director of Cinema Studies at Wittenberg University. He is a graduate of Ohio University with a Ph.D. in communication.

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,700 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and two certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 12 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 250 clubs and organizations, RU offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.

Learn more at http://www.radford.edu.

Contact

Name: Dr. Laura Jacobsen, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Research
Radford University
Phone: 540-831-5470
E-mail: ljacobsen(at)radford(dot)edu
Website: http://www.radford.edu

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