Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Emphasis in Professional Communication (Organizational); Optional Focus in Applied Media Studies
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction (some courses may incorporate synchronous sessions)
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in two years
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 33 credit hours (11 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone or thesis
Example Courses: Communication Theories in Contemporary Contexts; Research as Problem Solving; Drawing Insights from Data; Managing Social Media; Crisis Communication; Integrated Marketing Communication; Emerging Communication Technologies; Media Effects; Gender and Leadership

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; scholarly or professional writing sample; statement of purpose
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~26,334 + fees (resident), ~25,997 + fees (online non-resident)
Cost per Credit Hour: $2,394.01 per three credit course (resident), $2,363.40 per three credit course (non-resident)

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.