Online Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Department: Department of Communication Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: Areas of Study in Gendered Communication; Health Communication; Interpersonal and Family Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - although it is up to the individual instructor
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in ~2 years (4 semesters taking 3 courses per semester)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Comprehensive exam (no thesis option)
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Studies Methods & Research; Statistical Methods for Communication; Advanced Interpersonal Communication; Advanded Family Communication; Health Communication; Sex & Gender In Communication; Risk Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required - students with a master's degree may submit a GRE waiver to appeal having to submit GRE scores
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$20,853 + fees (out-of-state tuition may be higher - check with program for more information)
Cost per Credit Hour: ~$579.25 per credit hour (cost per credit hour changes based on number of credits taken per semester) - cost per credit hour may be higher for out-of-state online students (for more information on tuition costs, visit

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states