Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: General Program with Electives
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction depending on the professor
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 1 year taking classes in the Fall, Spring and Summer; Part-time: program can be completed in 2 years taking courses year-round
Start Dates: Fall admission only

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Master's thesis or independent study capstone
Credits Required: 33 credits (10-11 courses)
Example Courses: Quantitative Research Methods; Qualitative Research Methods; Communication Theory; Social Media; International and Intercultural Communication; Uses and Effects of Media; Leadership Communication; Classical Rhetorical Theory

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required - with a combined score of at least 300 on verbal and quantitative sections, and a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree; two letters of recommendation; writing sample; personal statement

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$18,777 + fees (in-state); ~$47,784 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $569 per credit hour (in-state); $1,448 (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states