Communication and Leadership

Graduate: Master's

College of Arts & Sciences

We are not currently accepting new applications to the Communication and Leadership Master’s Program. If you are interested in a future term, please direct any questions to Brandi Banks at

Program Description

Think of the leaders you admire most, in government, business, education and other fields. What leadership traits do they possess to influence, inspire and motivate others? If you want to sharpen your leadership skills to better communicate, collaborate and compete in the 21st century, the Master’s in Communication and Leadership program has the course of study you desire.

The Master’s in Communication & Leadership program offers distinct choices to tailor your learning to the leadership skills you desire. Study in a core curriculum with an emphasis on organizational communication and select your concentration in either organizational leadership, managing for non-profit organizations, or integrated marketing communications.

Whichever concentration you choose, your coursework, group service projects and available graduate assistantships combine to help you develop effective skills in areas such as persuasion, conflict management, collaboration and relationship building. Convenient scheduling including evening and weekend courses gives you flexibility to earn your degree according to your schedule needs.


Recent graduates of the program are working in senior leadership positions in every industry including banking, higher education, marketing, manufacturing, medical, and national non-profits, to name a few.

Alumni Stories

Communication Leadership graduates currently work at high-level companies in the Buffalo area and beyond. Hear their stories. 

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Faculty-Student Collaboration

Students work in collaboration with faculty on research capstones. Each year at least one student capstone is submitted and accepted into the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Conference.

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