Online Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Department: Communication, Journalism and Media Department, School of Graduate Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: Areas of Emphasis in Managerial and Leadership Communication; Integrated Marketing Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program mainly uses asynchronous instruction - although some instructors may have synchronous sessions
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in ~2 years (4 semesters) - students taking fewer courses per semester will take longer

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Internship and non-internship tracks; capstone options: thesis, practicum, or comprehensive exam plus project/portfolio
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Theory; Language and Human Conduct; Communication and Social Process; Communication Research; Qualitative Communication Research; Communication Ethics; Interpersonal Communication Strategies; Organizational Communication; Public Relations Management; Gender and Communication; Political Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.8
Testing Requirements: GRE required unless applicant has an master's degree or 2+ years of professional experience (can apply for a GRE waiver)
Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$18,000 + fees (in-state); ~$19,800 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $500 per credit hour (in-state); $550 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states