Online Master of Arts in Communication

The Communication (MA) is designed for business and nonprofit professionals who want to improve the leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills that will allow them to advance in their current careers or to succeed in a new one. The degree employs an innovative program design that accesses collaboration among award winning Hugh Downs School of Human Communication faculty.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

Students will study conflict management, workplace communication, persuasion and social influence, global communication, and training and development at one of the top communication programs in the country, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, home to the Center for Strategic Communication. They will experience high quality courses developed by award-winning faculty, including Dr. Daniel Brouwer, recipient of a Master Teacher Award from the Western States Communication Association, Dr. Pauline Cheong, recipient of the Zebulon Pearce Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at ASU, and Dr. Jess Alberts who was named a President’s Professor in honor of her contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The master’s degree program will include interactive lecture and seminar videos, special seminar resources featuring nationally and internationally recognized scholars in workplace communication topics and a capstone experience that allows students to tailor a project to their interests, needs and goals.

The online communication degree will be attractive to students who are looking to enhance their performance and success as corporate managers, communication consultants, human resource specialists, marketing managers, public relations specialists, funding raisers, and sales managers. The Master of Arts in Communication will also be valuable to students planning to pursue careers in law, post-secondary education, and nonprofit leadership and development.

Featured courses


Required core

COM 501 Research Methods in Communication (3)


Required core

COM 504 Theories and Models in Communication (3)


Required core

COM 540 Conducting Communication Research (3)


Other

COM 598 Topic: Communication and Conflict Transformation (3)


Other

COM 598 Topic: Communication and Gender (3)


Other

COM 598 Topic: Communication in Global Contexts (3)


Other

COM 598 Topic: Communication in the Workplace (3)


Other

COM 598 Topic: Social Influence and Persuasion (3)


Related careers

The MA in Communication prepares students for careers in:

Corporate management

Communication consulting

Human resources management

Marketing

Communication education

Public relations

Sales management

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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