Masters of Arts in Communication

The 10 course, 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Communication integrates communication skills, knowledge and applied experiences that elevate your qualifications in a competitive job market, distinguishing you from those who have a bachelor’s degree. Our streamlined program offers timely degree completion ranging from 2-3 ½ years, depending on full-time or part-time status.


  • Immerse yourself in award-winning instruction – learn from world-renowned faculty who are experts in their fields and are actively driving change in their industries.
  • Experience ultimate flexibility with our hybrid format – our program consists of a mix of in-person and online learning, so you can customize your schedule to fit your needs and maximize your learning outcomes.
  • Chart your own path to success with student choice – select from a broad range of 10 courses, and customize your education by choosing 7 electives that align with your career goals and interests.
  • Join a tight-knit community of learners with our student-centered approach – we limit our course size to just 15 students, so you can build lasting connections with peers and benefit from personalized attention from our faculty.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art facilities – access to communication & social robotics labs, Clifford Media Center, and Dunbar Hall media production suite.


  • Get ahead of the curve with a master’s degree in communication – employment opportunities in master’s level occupations are projected to grow by 17% by 2026, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Invest in your future and increase your earning potential – nationally, earnings in communication increase by 18% from the bachelor’s level to the master’s level, opening up doors to high-paying positions and increased job satisfaction.
  • Maximize your earning potential with a communication master’s degree – regionally, those with a communication master’s degree earn an average of $74,000 annually, compared to $60,000 for those with a bachelor’s degree. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to advance your career and improve your earning potential.

Our graduates pursue careers in nonprofit and corporate leadership, public relations, training and development, human resources, consulting, college teaching and other related fields. They have been accepted to top communication doctoral programs such as Ohio University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and University of Iowa.

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE (video; links to Youtube)

THE PROFESSOR PERSPECTIVE (video; links to Youtube)

We invite you to talk informally with faculty about our courses and capstone experiences, meet with our graduate director or send an e-mail to to discuss how our graduate program can serve you.