graduate course of study.
master's programs • advanced certificates • internships and residencies!
Master of Arts in Communication.
The School of Communication offers a Master of Arts degree with six possible areas of specialization and two advanced certificates. Graduate students focus on skills such as interpersonal, public and political communication or receive a degree emphasizing a broad theoretical knowledge of speech and mass communication. Graduates achieve in-depth knowledge of communication processes and effects, and acquire skills and knowledge needed for professional growth.
School of Communication graduate faculty offer an impressive blend of academic and professional media and corporate experience. Faculty are actively involved in discovery of new knowledge through publication in top scholarly journals. The faculty seek to cultivate in students breadth and depth of knowledge about communication, and seek to foster the spirit of free investigation.
Master of Music.
The Department of Music offers graduate courses in the areas of music education, performance, conducting, history and theory. The master degree may include one of three concentrations: performance, music education, or conducting. A dozen advanced courses are available which consitute a graduate-level minor in music.
Master of Arts in Theatre.
The Master of Arts in Theatre program offers advanced study in Theatre Scholarship, Performance, Design and Technology, and Management. The overall goal is to help the Graduate Student develop a deeper understanding of the role of a theatre artist by studying and applying theory and criticism, history, and literature to work as an actor, director, designer, dramaturg, or scholar. We emphasize the interaction between scholarship and production. All of our students work in multiple disciplines in preparation for PhD work or careers in professional, academic, or community theatres.
With four mainstage and additional student-directed productions each year, opportunities for applied work are considerable. As part of a metropolitan university, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has close ties to the theatres in Omaha. Credited Internships are available with area theatres.
Master of Fine Arts in Writing.
The MFA in Writing is a two-year program of focused instruction for creative writers who are committed to a literary career. The program comprises four 16- week writing seminars and five 10-day, conference-style residency sessions. The seminars and residencies are integrated to help those who need to hone their writing and critical thinking in order to participate competitively in the wider domain of contemporary American letters. In a two-year course of study, the student earns 60 credit hours toward a Masters of Fine Arts degree in one of three genres: fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. An advanced writing certificate has been designed for nonfiction tracks.
Non-Degree Graduate Courses.
Graduate art courses are offered to fulfill requirements for a minor field or as cognate or selected courses on a plan of study.