Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Areas of Focus in Public Relations; Journalism; Media Literacy and Criticism
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 2 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or capstone project
Credits Required: 30 credits (8-10 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Research Methods; Mass Media and Society; Mass Media Criticism and Analysis; Communication Theory; Public Relations Cases and Concepts; Management in Media; Rhetoric and Popular Culture

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in communication (well-qualified applicants with a non-communication bachelors degree may be eligible for admission)
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$8982.30 + fees; ~$11,740.80 (out-of-state 7+ credits per semester)
Cost per Credit Hour: $299.41 per credit hour (in-state; out-of-state 1-6 credits per semester); $391.36 (out-of-state 7+ credits per semester)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states