Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations

Department: School of Professional and Graduate Studies
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous and asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 21 months (taking three courses per semester) or 36 months (taking two courses per semester)
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone course with final project
Example Courses: Multicultural Media History; Journalism and Public Relations Writing; Media Law; Strategic Communication Research Methods; Crisis Communications; Persuasive Writing; Political Communications and Campaigns

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; personal statement; two letters of recommendation; current resume or curriculum vitae (applicants with a strong undergraduate GPA can inquire about waiving the letters of recommendation and resume requirements)
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.8
Testing Requirements: GRE not required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$31,320 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $870 per credit hour

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.