Online Master of Arts in Communication

Overview
Department: Department of Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Areas of Study in Corporate Communication; Mass Communication; Cultural Studies; Rhetoric; Public Relations; Performance
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years when enrolled full-time, students may take longer to complete the program
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis or corporate communication research project
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Theories of Communication; Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism; Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies; Qualitative Research Methods; Seminar in Organizational Communication; Seminar in Interpersonal Communication; Trends in Media Communication

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE not required unless GPA below 3.0
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree (with 24 credit hours in communication or related field); letters of recommendation; writing sample; personal statement essay

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$9,645.84 + fees (in-state); ~$25,447.32 + fees (out-of-state) - out of state students may be eligible for a partial tuition waiver based on graduate GPA each semester in the program
Cost per Credit Hour: $267.94 per credit hour (in-state); $706.87 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states