Online Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies

Department: School of Leadership Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: Optional Concentrations in Strategic & Organizational Communication; College Teaching of Communication; Global Leadership; Digital Media Strategies; Servant Leadership
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with one required campus visit (students may attend additional immersion sessions if they choose)
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - students can access course materials at any time
Campus Visits Required: Yes (1 throughout the program)
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 to 2.5 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone project or thesis
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Theorizing Communication; Masters Level Writing; Communication & Leadership Ethics; International and Intercultural Communication; Content Creation and Strategy; Organizational Communication and Leadership; Digital Storytelling; Strategic & Corporate Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (if GPA below 3.0, applicants must submit an explanation of GPA statement)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Five starts per year (January, March, May, September, October)

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$28,200 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $940 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program does not currently accept students from Massachusetts