Online Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: General Program with Electives
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program mainly uses asynchronous instruction - some synchronous sessions maybe scheduled depending on the course
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years - students maybe able to complete the program sooner by taking summer courses or take longer if they take fewer courses per term (part-time)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone options: thesis, professional project, or internship
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Communication & Professional Development; Applied Communication Theory; Qualitative Communication Research; Quantitative Communication Research; Professional Writing and Presentations; Organizational Communication Strategies; Communication & Digital Culture; Professional Social Media; Advertising & Public Relations Strategies

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required - applicants may submit a GRE waiver request (waiver is not guaranteed) with a GPA greater than 3.7 or with 3+ years of professional communication work experience (if required, minimum combined GRE score 290, analytical writing score 4.0)
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$28,620 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $795 per credit hour (in-state and online-only out-of-state students)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states