Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: School of Communication & The Arts
Specializations/Concentrations: Concentrations in Media & Arts Management & Promotion; Political Communication; Strategic Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - courses may offer optional synchronous sessions that are recorded for students who cannot attend
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years (students have up to 5 years to complete the program)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone course: directed project, thesis, or internship (options vary by concentration, no capstone required for technical communication)
Credits Required: 33+ credits (11-12 courses)
Example Courses: Curriculum depends on concentration, sample courses include: Rhetoric of Business, Science and Technology; Multiplatform Writing; Organizational Communication in the Digital Age; Media Research & Analysis; Leadership Theory & Communication; Social Media & Internet Marketing; Crisis Communication and Organizational Image; Media & Social Influence; American Politics

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Six starts per year: January, March, May, June, August, October

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$19,635 + fees (based on 33 credits)
Cost per Credit Hour: $595 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states