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April 20, 2022

La Roche University Announces Master of Arts in Communication

PITTSBURGH, April 20, 2022 – La Roche University’s new Master of Arts in Communication will prepare students to become experts in professional communication practices, media studies and social media.

Students will explore communication research techniques and apply them toward understanding the role communication plays in organizations, digital technology, media and interpersonal interactions.

The program will begin in Fall 2022. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in any undergraduate program and hold an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Students can view a full list of application requirements and apply online.

The Master of Arts in Communication is the second new graduate program announced at La Roche this year. In January the University launched a Master of Arts in Teaching.

“As La Roche looks toward its next phase of growth, we continue to pursue a robust portfolio of graduate program offerings,” said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D. “The Master of Arts in Communication is another example of the University meeting the need for graduate-level education in a variety of industries.”

Designed to accommodate working professionals, the program offers accelerated online and evening courses. Students may choose to complete the program within one year or two. The program requires 31 credits of coursework, including a one-credit practicum project.

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies & Adult Education at or 412-536-1260.


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.