2 years
Aug Jan
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 8,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

An MA - Communication Studies candidate may specialize in one or more areas of communication study.

  • Communication and culture
  • Communication and instruction
  • Communication theory
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Group communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Language and meaning
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Organizational communication
  • Performance Studies
  • Persuasion
  • Public address and social movements
  • Public deliberation and dialogue
  • Reasoning and theory of argument
  • Rhetorical theory and criticism

Entry Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for advanced academic study.
  • Evidence of the applicant's success in his or her undergraduate major. Normally, this would entail showing a 3.0 average (on a 4.0 scale) in upper division courses in the applicant's major.
  • Evidence of readiness for advanced study in communication studies as shown by either a bachelor's degree in the field or other appropriate course work.
  • A personal statement (approximately 1000 words) addressing the candidate's reasons for wanting to pursue the MA in Communication Studies, her/his goals and expectations for graduate study, and her/his relevant professional and academic experience.
  • A writing sample of approximately 3,000 words (not to exceed 4,000 words) that showcases both writing and research skills. The topic need not relate directly to the study of communication.
  • Current GRE General Test Scores.