Online Master of Arts in Applied Communication Studies

Department: Department of Applied Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Optional Graduate Certificates in Conflict Management; Nonprofit Management; Human Resources and Organizational Communication
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: 33 credits (11 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone master's research paper
Example Courses: Human Communication Theory; Applied Communication Research; Interpersonal Communication Concepts; Organizational Communication & Culture Analysis; Effective Crisis Communication; Communication Training & Pedagogy; Organizational Communication; Intercultural Communication

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; writing sample; statement of purpose; resume or curriculum vitae (CV); two persons of reference
GPA Requirements: Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 2.70 (or 3.0 in last 60 credit hours)
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT not required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$13,068 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $396 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.