Students in the U.S. have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to pursuing a master’s degree in communication. Many colleges and universities across the country offer graduate programs in the field, either on campus, online, or through a hybrid of both. Programs are available in a wide range of specialties, including communication studies, organizational communication, health communication, strategic communication, technical communication, political communication, and mass communication. There are also programs that focus on communication research and theory, designed for students interested in furthering their studies at the doctoral level, as opposed to advancing their professional skills. has created department profile pages for every school in the country that offers a master’s in communication online in order to help students research programs. Each page features a description of the specializations offered by that department at the institution, as well as a detailed breakdown of program requirements, admission criteria, and tuition costs. All of the schools listed below are non-profit institutions, regionally accredited by an organization approved by the Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Online Master’s in Communication Programs by School and Department