Online Master of Science in Communication & Composition

Overview
Department: English Department, Communication Studies Department
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Most courses use synchronous instruction with weekly live online meetings
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years, students have up to 6 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone options: internship or alternate plan paper
Credits Required: 37 credits (~13 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Pedagogy; Teaching Communication Studies Online; Forensics Pedagogy; Topics in Rhetoric and Culture; Conflict Management; Advanced Interpersonal Communication; Topics in Rhetoric and Composition; Persuasive Writing on Public Issues

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimun overall GPA 2.75 and 3.0 in last two years of undergraduate degree
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$15,221.80 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $411.40 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states



Online Master of Arts in Technical Communication

Overview
Department: English Department
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Most courses use synchronous instruction with weekly live online meetings
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years, students have up to 6 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis, alternate plan paper, or capstone course
Credits Required: 30-34 credits (10-11 courses)
Example Courses: Editing Technical Publications; Research and Theory for Technical Communicators; Rhetorical Theory Applied to Technical Documents; Usability; Document Design; Desktop Publishing; Researching and Writing Technical Reports

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Work Experience: Undergraduate coursework in at least one of the following areas: mass communications, literature, linguistics or speech
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$12,342 to ~$13,987.60 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $411.40 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states