Organizational Communication and Leadership

A better you begins here.

Are you fascinated by how people interact with one another? Do you want to develop your communication skills? Are you interested in gaining a broader perspective of how the world works? Do you want to bring a greater value to your family, workplace and community?

A degree in organizational communication provides you the tools you need to succeed. Let our experienced faculty and practical classes prepare you to be a change agent in your future workplace.

A better you begins now.

Whether you are a traditional student or a working professional, our programs are designed for you to advance in your dream career.

Undergraduate Degree Tracks

  • Major in organizational communication
  • Minor in nonprofit leadership studies
  • Minor in organizational communication
  • Minor in sports communication 

Graduate Degree Tracks

  • Master of arts in organizational communication
  • Master of science in organizational communication
  • Certificate in organizational dynamics 

Find your passion.

“My passion for communication is becoming more important in today’s interconnected world. Murray State’s organizational communication program has given me the necessary foundation to be a leader in my dream career.”

— Katie Waide, organizational communication major from Madisonville, Kentucky

Where passions become careers.

A degree in organizational communication will open countless doors to your future. Our programs build transferable communication skills that apply to a wide variety of careers. Currently, our graduates hold titles such as:

  • Business development coordinator
  • Director of communication and events
  • Human relations director
  • Legislative correspondent
  • Marketing coordinator
  • National recruiter
  • President/CEO
  • Public relations specialist
  • Student relations director
  • Training director

In fact, job growth in the field is higher than average with the work being done by organizational communication graduates more important than ever. Our alumni can be found all over the world working for well-known companies, including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Disney
  • General Motors
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Sony
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • State of Kentucky
  • SocialCoaster

And that’s only the beginning.

What’s next?

Learn more about becoming a Racer.

Then tour campus and connect with current organizational communication students and faculty to see the incredible opportunities waiting for you at Murray State.


Dr. R. Michael Bokeno
Chair, Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
312 Wilson Hall