Online Master of Science in Communication Studies

Department: Communication Studies Department
Specializations/Concentrations: Specializations in Organization and Conflict; Culture and Relationships
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses both synchronous and asynchronous instruction depending on the course and instructor
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years (4 semesters) when enrolled full-time - students enrolled part-time take longer depending on how many credits they take per term

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone options: internship or alternate plan paper
Credits Required: 36 credits (~12 courses)
Example Courses: Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods; Organizational Communication; Communication for Professionals; Conflict Management; Gender and Communication; Advanced Intercultural Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$14,810.40 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $411.40 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states