Degree Program Overview
The online graduate program in Communication Studies focuses on advanced topics in the field, including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, computer mediated communication, persuasion, and family communication. These areas of study are important topics in communication research, and the Department of Communication Studies offers a useful and insightful combination of the topics in its online master's degree.
The master’s degree curriculum is designed for aspiring doctoral students in communication studies as well as professionals wishing to advance their career. It is also an attractive option for graduate students in Psychology, Education, Sociology, and Criminal Justice who are searching for a complementary minor. For some who aspire to a PhD in one of these fields, an MA in Communication Studies can serve as a useful stepping-stone.
In addition to the master’s degree, the department offers an 18-hour certificate program for those who wish to advance their careers. The online master's degree and the certificate programs are a great opportunity for elementary and secondary school teachers, community and small college instructors, human resources managers, and marriage and family counseling professionals to advance their careers.
|Catalog Entry||Master of Arts (MA)|
|Length||36 Credit Hours|
|Enrollment||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Costs||Rates Per Semester|
|Admission Requirements||Application Materials|
Applications to the online Communication Studies Master’s Program are reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority application deadlines below. We will accept and continue to review applications until all program slots are filled.
Application review for each semester begins:
- Fall: March 1st
- Spring: October 1st
- Summer: May 15th
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.