Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Specializations in Communication Leadership; Brand Communication; Public Affairs and Advocacy
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - students can access coursework 24-7
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 1 year

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone course (professional project)
Credits Required: 33 credits (11 courses)
Example Courses: Social Responsibility in Communication; Applied Communication Theory and Research; Digital Media Strategies; Visual Communicationl; Communication Leadership Strategies; Advanced Writing and Strategic Message Design

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: GRE not required if GPA greater than 2.5 (students with a GPA between 2.25 to 2.49 must take either the GRE (minimum composition of 500), GMAT (minimum score of 450 in each section) or MAT (minimum score of 389))
Start Dates: Program uses a rolling start date with multiple starts per year

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$21,450 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $650 per Credit Hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states