Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: School of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Emphasis Areas in General Communication; Documentary Studies
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with two required campus visits (one at the beginning for orientation and one at the end to present thesis or final project)
Instruction Methods: Most classes use asynchronous instruction using the Blackboard Learn platform, although some classes may have synchronous sessions
Campus Visits Required: Yes (2 throughout the program)
Program Length: Program can be completed in two years when pursued full-time; part-time students take longer

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or project options
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Theory And Application; Graduate Study In Communication; Seminar In Communication Theory; Critical Methods In Communication; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods In Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$19,800 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $550 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Students from Massachusetts should check with an admission advisor before applying to confirm NAU accepts students from Massachusetts - program accepts students from all other states