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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


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.

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.


Required core

Research Methods in Communication


Required core

Theories and Models in Communication


Required core

Conducting Communication Research


Other

Topic: Communication and Conflict Transformation


Other

Topic: Communication and Gender


Other

Topic: Communication in Global Contexts


Other

Topic: Communication in the Workplace


Other

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:

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 journalists and 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.

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