Online Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Leadership

Department: Department of Communication Arts
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous and asynchronous instruction depending on the course
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 18 to 24 months
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Internship or comprehensive project
Example Courses: Organizational Communication in Diverse Contexts; Communication and Leadership; Professional Communication Strategies; Plain Language in Workplace Writing; Public Relation Campaigns in Health and Science; Strategic Communication; Applied Crisis Communication Theory; Nonverbal Communication; Communication & Gender; Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; resume or CV; letter of intent; two professional letters of recommendation
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.75 (or a minimum GPA of 2.5 with a minimum major GPA of 2.75)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$8,310 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $277 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states

*Estimated tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per credit hour by the number of credits required to graduate. It does not include fees or other expenses.