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Drury to offer a one-year Master of Arts in Communication degree

For Immediate Release: September 28

Dr. Curt Gilstrap
Director, Master of Arts in Communication
Office: (417) 873-4068

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 28, 2010 — Drury University is launching an accelerated Master of Arts in Communication degree program.  Students accepted into this competitive, ten-person cohort will be able to complete the entire master’s degree between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012, spanning summer, fall, and spring semesters during the calendar year. Students will complete degree requirements each May.

Students accepted into the program may choose either integrated marketing or organizational leadership and change as an emphasis.

With the recent addition of the organizational leadership and change emphasis, Drury University’s Master of Arts in Communication program has greatly increased in enrollment. “We attribute our success to excellent faculty, a quality curriculum, actionable strategies, social media certification, and effective networking. Our accelerated offering will provide these same opportunities to quality students who want to complete the program in a shorter time frame,” says Dr. Curt Gilstrap, Drury’s Director of the Master of Arts in Communication program.

The first accelerated cohort will begin classes in June of 2011. Review of applications begins on December 1, 2010. A second round of applications may be accepted through January 15, 2011. Drury will continue to offer a part-time Master of Arts in Communication degree that is designed to take two or more years to complete.

To apply or for more information contact Dr. Curt Gilstrap at (417) 873-4068 or at    


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