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An Organizational and Professional Communication master's degree or graduate certificate from University College, offered online or on campus at the University of Denver, will help busy adults reach the next level in their profession, or allow them to move into a desired new career. Offered online or on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both, a communication degree or graduate certificate provides outstanding foundational knowledge in interacting effectively across formats, from written to verbal communications. Communication is at the core of a successful career, and the Organizational and Professional Communication program focuses on this and organizational development with a unique balance of theory, principles, and practice.

Faculty-led discussions from professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach, along with project-based learning, case studies, research, and cooperative study ensure Organizational and Professional Communication students receive strategic insight to productively and immediately apply what is learned. Master's concentrations or graduate certificate areas include Alternative Dispute Resolution, Organizational Development, Training, and Learning, Organizational Communication, or New Media and Internet Marketing, or Public Relations and Marketing. Degree-seekers and graduate certificate students alike can easily transition into a variety of careers, including media management, employee relations, corporate communication, community relations, public affairs, training and organizational development, government affairs, marketing, advocacy, conflict mediation, and more. Explore your master's degree options and customize your Organizational and Professional Communication degree for your specific career needs using our convenient online Degree Builder tool.

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Amy Kelsall

I extend a warm and exuberant welcome to all prospective, new, and current students in the Organizational and Professional Communication (OPC) program. One does not need to be a communication professional these days to be aware of and influenced by ongoing changes in public relations, marketing, social media, dispute resolution, organizational development, training and business communication. Communication functions, processes, and tools are gaining global momentum and thus, our curriculum provides you with a cutting-edge education including special topics courses, internships, guest lecture participation, and targeted projects. Our applied and interactive course formats and experienced faculty promote generous learning from each other and across various industries and cultures. Enjoy your experience!

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Non-credit classes offer diverse, interesting topics from politics to the arts, nature to technology. Stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity−all for the love of learning!