Master of Science in Communication - Online Leadership Program

Department: School of Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program utilizes both asynchronous and synchronous instruction with three virtual practicums are that held live for online students
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program is designed to be completed in one year
Start Dates: Fall admission only (applications are reviewed on a rolling basis)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 9 courses (students who need full-time status complete 11 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Final capstone project
Example Courses: Foundations of Strategic Communication; Leading Collaboration; Using Data to Make Informed Decisions; Information Design; Persuasive Message Design; Leading and Leveraging Networks; Public Persuasion

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; resume; two references for recommendations; admissions essay; virtual interview
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA required (program uses a holistic admissions approach)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Work Experience: Program is designed for applicants with professional management experience

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$62,604 + fees (based on completing nine courses)
Cost per Credit Hour: $6,956 per course

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states

*Estimated tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per credit hour by the number of credits required to graduate. It does not include fees or other expenses.