Communication MA Degree
Department of Communication
Dr. Marsha Matthews
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Arts and Sciences
Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $15,660. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.
Scholarships/Financial Support: Yes
Student Research: Yes
Students who do not have a journalism, mass communication, or speech communication major or minor in their undergraduate studies may be required to take leveling courses as determined by the communication graduate faculty.
Test Score Required: A satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE should be completed prior to the conclusion of the first long semester of enrollment.
GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale on all upper-division course work.
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: No
Deadlines: University deadlines apply. Domestic applicants may begin in either the fall or spring semesters. International
applicants may only begin in the Fall.
Additional consideration for admission will be based upon the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, involvement and level of responsibility in non-academic matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and socioeconomic background.
Career Outlook: A master’s degree in communication improves access to many career fields. Two possibilities are teaching on the junior college level and holding a management position in a public relations firm. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for community college professors are expected to increase by 19% through 2022, which is faster than the growth anticipated for most occupations.
Career growth in the public relations field is estimated to be approximately 12% over the same time period. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Postsecondary Teachers and Occupational Outlook Handbook - Public Relations Specialists.
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