Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: School of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Emphasis in 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: Program can be completed in 1 to 3 years depending on how many courses are taken per semester

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or comprehensive exam (with an additional elective)
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Theory; Introduction to Health Communication; Research Methods; Media and Health Communication; Interpersonal Health Communication; Intercultural Communication in Health Contexts; Communication and Health Organizations; Communication Approaches to Health Advocacy

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: GRE required - students with 5-10 years of professional communication experience who completed their undergraduate degree 5-10+ years ago may apply for a GRE waiver (professional track)
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$6,983.70 + fees (in-state); ~$26,320.50 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $232.79 per credit hour (in-state); $877.35 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states