Online Master of Arts in Lifespan & Digital Communication

Department: Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Specializations/Concentrations: Focus Areas in Strategic Communication; Lifespan Communication: Relationships & Groups; Media Studies
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
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or capstone project
Example Courses: Lifespan Communication Research and Theory; Digital Communication Theory and Research; Social Change and Communication Systems; Lifespan Communication Research Methods; Public Relations and Crisis Communications; Strategic Communications and Emergency Management; Organizations and Social Influence; Social Marketing

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communication or a related field; two letters of recommendation; personal essay
GPA Requirements: Minimum undergraduate major GPA of 3.25 and a minumum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$22,320 + fees (in-state); ~$23,112 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $620 per credit hour (in-state), $642 per credit hour (out-of-state)

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.