Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication Arts / Online and Professional Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: Generalist Program
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program mainly asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 12 months
Start Dates: Six starts per year

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Project (25-page paper)
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Theory and Application; Communication Research and Evaluation; Strategic Communication and Leadership; Media Effects on Communication Behavior; Risk Communication

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75 (2.5 for conditional admission)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communication related field, bachelor's degree with relevant work experience, or a bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of management experience; two recommendations; resume; 500 word essay; sealed transcripts

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$17,400 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $580 cost per unit

State Authorizations: Program does not accept students from Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, and Minnesota