Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: School of Communication, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Specializations/Concentrations: General Program with Electives
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction using the Blackboard learning management system - some instructors may have some synchronous sessions
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in ~2 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or research paper
Credits Required: 31 credits (10-11 courses)
Example Courses: Introduction to Graduate Studies; Theories of Communication; Quantitative Research Methods for Communication; Qualitative Research Methods; Strategic Communication Audits; Advanced Organizational Communication; Communication and Crisis in Organizations; Group Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 (at least 2.75 in undergraduate communication-related courses)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Work Experience: Undergraduate major or coursework in communication or a related field recommended
Start Dates: Fall admission only

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$10,803.50 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $348.50 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from most states - students should confirm with program that they accept students from their state of residence before applying