Thiel College launches innovative Communication and Leadership Master’s degree program

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Classes begin in July for Thiel College’s Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership—western Pennsylvania’s only graduate degree that combines leadership and communication.

Thiel College’s 11-month innovative degree will help students improve the skills of clear communication and effective leadership. The strategic balance of classroom and experiential learning gives students the expertise and confidence to understand their audience and communicate a clear message, as they persuade and influence those around them.

An online information session is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It will be co-hosted by Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College and program director Elizabeth Frombgen, Ph.D.

“The time is right for this new offering and that there is demand for a graduate degree program that offers the value of a master’s degree that integrates strong components of communication skills and ethics with leadership development,” Frombgen said. “This innovative design is offered at few institutions and is the only one in western Pennsylvania. What differentiates Thiel is the experiential learning opportunities we established with our M.B.A. model that will be replicated in this program.”

The program joins the College’s first graduate programs Master of Business Administration and Speech-Language Pathology. Classes also begin in July for the College’s first class of Physician Assistant graduate students.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.