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Master of Arts

(33 Credit Hours)

Master of Arts Communications

Communication can be strategic and thought- provoking, and inspire action. Our faculty will help you explore the research methods and theories behind communication, apply your research and challenge you to think critically about communication issues.

Students in the program are working professionals and recent college graduates, which makes classroom discussions quite stimulating. 

Admissions Criteria

  • Transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 in the major
  • A combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of at least 300, and an analytical writing score of 4.0 or better
  • Acceptable coursework in communication or a closely related discipline
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources
  • A writing sample demonstrating your academic and research capabilities
  • A personal statement outlining your background and specific goals
  • Personal interview with the program director (or the director’s designee)

2015-16 Tuition

in-state: $500 per credit hour
out-of-state: $1,304 per credit hour

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority Deadline for completed applications: March 15 (This deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall Deadline for all other completed applications: July 1

Contact Information 

Amanda Ruth-McSwain
Program Director

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