The Master's degree program in Communication at Illinois State University provides rigorous critical, theoretical and practical breadth and depth across the convergent fields of communication education, communication studies, journalism, media, and public relations. Through a culture of collaboration and collegiality, we strike a dynamic balance linking the scholarship and practice of communication. Our community of students and faculty develops relevant professional and scholarly skills, empowering us to be leaders in industry and academia, thriving in globally competitive and culturally diverse environments. We are a recognized leader in civic engagement, creative productivity, scholarship, and teacher training. The program develops professionals, scholars, and teachers, while promoting a passion for intellectual and theoretical discovery that transcends and heightens career objectives and program expectations.