Online Master of Arts in Communication for Media Professionals

Department: School of Communication Arts
Specializations/Concentrations: Emphasis in Digital Storytelling
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits (depending on track and professional experience)
Instruction Methods: Program mainly uses synchronous instruction with classes meeting online once a week for 1-3 hours
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 12 to 18 months; Part-time: program can be completed in 2 years or longer

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Optional Thesis or creative project
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Deconstructing the Documentary: Myths, Propaganda & Truth; Viral Marketing, Methods, Messages, Media; Media Ethics; Communication Research Methods; Cross-Platform Storytelling; Editing Practice & Theory; Feature Film Screenwriting

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5 (or 2.75 in last 60 credit hours of undergraduate degree)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required (unless GPA is below 2.5)
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$17,280 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $576 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states