Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication, Media and Languages
Specializations/Concentrations: General Program with Electives
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction and the Blackboard learning management system
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 12 months; Part-time: program can be completed in 2-3 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis and non-thesis options with graduate portfolio
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Research Methods in Communication; Communication Theory; Bibliographic Research and Writing; Crisis Communication; Intercultural Communication; Organizational Communication; Media Criticism

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5 (Undergraduate GPA multiplied by GRE score must meet or be greater than 781)
Testing Requirements: GRE required (minimum GRE score of 163 on the verbal section) - students who have already completed a master's program may forego the GRE
Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer starts with rolling admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$17,100 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $570 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states