Online Master of Arts in Media & Communication

Department: School of Media & Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Specialization in Strategic Communication and Social Media
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - students can log on at any time of day, but must complete assignments by set due dates
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in approximately 2 years
Start Dates: Six starts per year (2 per Fall, Spring and Summer sessions)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Comprehensive exam
Credits Required: 30 credits (9 courses + Comprehensive Exam)
Example Courses: Strategic Communication; Quantitative Methods for Strategic Communication; Qualitative Methods for Strategic Communication; Organizational Communication; Public Relations Research & Practicel; Social Media Seminar; Advertising Research & Practice

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 recommended
Testing Requirements: GRE required - students with at least 3 years of professional experience and a GPA greater than 3.0 may be able to waive the GRE
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree; current resume; three letters of reference; personal statement

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$13,362 + fees (in-state); ~$13,692 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $445.40 per credit hour (in-state); $456.40 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states