Online Master of Arts in Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Concentration in Public Relations & Organizational Communication
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 2 to 2.5 years
Start Dates: Fall and Winter admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Internship and capstone course
Example Courses: Organizational Communication; Public Relations Theory; Public Relations Campaigns and Issues Management; Audience Measurement and Survey Techniques; Crisis Communication; Health and Risk Communication

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communication or a related field; statement of purpose; writing sample
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA of 3.2 in upper-division undergraduate coursework
Testing Requirements: GRE not required (Applicants with a GPA below 3.2 may submit GRE scores to demonstrate academic ability)

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: $24,020 + fees (out-of-state online students pay in-state tuition rates)
Cost per Credit Hour: $800.66 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.