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St. Thomas University Offers 2,000 Partial Graduate Scholarship

Posted by Elena del Valle on July 5, 2005

New Master’s Program Sites Cultural Communication as Key to Success 

Miami – The Department of Communication Arts, English, and Humanities of St. Thomas University established of a $2,000 one-year scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in the Communication Arts with a Specialization in Hispanic Media program at St. Thomas University.  The scholarship may be consecutively renewed subject to all criteria being met.

Gloria Ruiz, Chair of the Department of Communication Arts, English, and Humanities, said, "With the rapid growth of Spanish-speaking populations in South Florida and throughout the country, priorities for communications programs are changing.  The diversity of the working world demands a broad understanding of the issues that shape intercultural communication within and beyond the Spanish-speaking community." 

The University’s new Master of Arts in Communication Arts with a Specialization in Hispanic Media responds to this demand.  The program’s multidisciplinary approach prepares students for interpersonal and management challenges of today’s bilingual communication’s workplace. Courses focus on critical communication issues involved in the field of media.  Students can expect a blend of academic theory and practical skills.

A graduate open house is being held on Thursday, July 7, 2005 from 6- 8:00 pm at the Evelyn & George Goldbloom Convocation Hall at St. Thomas University.  Students interested in applying for the partial scholarship will be able to speak the chair of department and representatives from admissions and financial aid.  The application fee will be waived for all students that apply that night.  RSVP to 305.628.6546 or online at

St. Thomas University is an urban, student-centered, Catholic university located in Miami, Florida dedicated to educating leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve.