Online Master of Arts in Communication
Explore communication strategies in this online master’s in communication program. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively in moments of crisis or conflict as well as how to navigate communication with individuals of diverse cultures, gender identities and backgrounds. You’ll also have the opportunity to research communication topics that most interest you.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What can I do with a master’s in communication?
The master's degree in communication is for working professionals who want to change their career or become a better communicator. Graduates of this online master's degree become skilled at creating arguments, motivating others and communicating to global audiences. Students also learn about conflict resolution and negotiation practices. Master's degree communication students also learn crisis management, collaboration, team building, and leadership.
Graduates with a master’s in communication can expect to find work in sales, marketing, management, human resources, public relations, fundraising, healthcare, the government, nonprofits and more.
Does my master's in communication say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Coursework for a master’s in communication
You’ll complete core courses in communication research methods and theory. You’ll also select from courses covering a variety of topics, including communication and gender, communication in the workplace, communication in global contexts and more. Finally, you’ll complete a training and development module in your capstone course that solves a problem tailored to your personal interests, needs and goals.
Research Methods in Communication
Theories and Models in Communication
Conducting Communication Research
Topic: Communication and Conflict Transformation
Topic: Communication and Gender
Topic: Communication in Global Contexts
Topic: Communication in the Workplace
Topic: Social Influence and Persuasion
Master’s in communications jobs
Graduates with a master’s in communication can pursue a wide range of career paths. Some popular careers in the field of communication include:
Admission requirements for a master’s in communication
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Communication program must fulfill the admission requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
A respected school of communicators
The 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.