Online Master of Science in Communication

Department: Graduate and Professional Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: Specialized Concentrations in Health Communication; Integrated Marketing Communication; Public Relations; Digital Media; Negotiations and Conflict Resolution; Public Speaking
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 12-24 month

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis, comprehensive exam, special study project, or professional internship
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Communication, Ethics & Society; Organizational Communication; Communication Research; Media Relations; Health Communication; Persuasion & Public Opinion; Integrated Marketing Communications; Crisis Communication; Principles of Public Relations

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: GPA of 3.0 or greater recommended for applicants with less than 3 years of work experience
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Six starts per year

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$21,600 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $600 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states