Online Master of Arts in Communication

Looking to continue your education and become a competent communicator? The Master of Arts in communication program helps you take your career to the next level and stand out from the competition.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/13/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What will I learn in an online master's in communication?

In the online master’s in communication program, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate 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 master important concepts, including effectively communicating in a global marketplace, persuading others and resisting others’ persuasion and integrating knowledge across geographical and social boundaries.

Additionally, you’ll develop valuable, transferable skills, such as:

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Communication technology platforms.
  • Data analysis.
  • Leadership.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Training and development. 

 

What can I do with a master's in communication?

 

The master's in communication degree 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, all of which are beneficial across many fields.

You’ll also have the opportunity to research communication topics that most interest you and better suit your passions and career goals. Graduates with a master’s in communication can expect to find work in sales, marketing, management, human resources, public relations, fundraising, health care, the government, nonprofits and more. 

 

Is earning an online master's in communication worth it?

 

Yes. The online master’s in communication provides you with a flexible, high quality education developed by our nationally and internationally recognized faculty. 

You’ll graduate with the pertinent competencies and knowledge needed to advance your career, set you apart from others in the job market and enhance your ability to communicate in your personal life. 

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.

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Coursework for a master’s in communication

In the online master’s in communication, you’ll complete core courses in communication research methods and theory. You’ll also choose from elective 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. Courses include:


Core

Conducting Communication Research


Core

Research Methods in Communication


Core

Theories and Models in Communication


Core

Training and Development


Elective

Topic: Communication and Conflict Transformation


Elective

Topic: Communication and Gender


Elective

Topic: Communication in Global Contexts


Elective

Topic: Communication in the Workplace


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, but are not limited to:

Communication consultant

Corporate manager

Fundraising manager

Human resources manager

Human resources specialist

Postsecondary educator

Public relations manager

Public relations specialist

Sales manager

Study communication strategy and theory with respected professionals

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.

Study communication strategy and theory with respected professionals

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 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.

Application requirements

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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