Online Master of Science in Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Concentrations in Public Communication; Technical Communication; Science and Health Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 15 to 18 months (5-6 quarters); Part-time: program can be completed in ~2 years (8-9 quarters) - students have up to 5 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Internship for students without communication experience
Credits Required: 45 credits (15 courses)
Example Courses: Reading and Research in Communication; Theories of Communication and Persuasion; Creating and Managing Communication Professional Identities; Strategic Social Media Communication; Introduction to Public Relations; Technical, Science, and Health Editing; Technical Writing

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (applicants with a lower GPA may still be considered based on overall academic potential)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required, but recommended if GPA below 3.0
Start Dates: Four starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$56,925 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1265 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states