Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Master of Arts in Communication (M.A.) Degree - 100% Online

Build Skills for Success in Today's Workplace

Communication skills are necessary in organizational life, so a master’s in communication will further your career in a variety of fields. As a communication student, you will build a strong research and theoretical foundation while developing applicable skills within areas of study such as: corporate communication, mass communication, cultural studies, rhetoric, public relations, and performance. You will have opportunities to network with professionals in academia and industry, as well as gain experience through internships and professional activities.

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Program Options

  • M.A. in Communication: 
    Designed for professionals to expand their communication skills and knowledge across various fields and career paths. Choose from courses in both Communication Studies and Media Communication.
  • M.A. in Communication - Media Management Specialization:
    Designed for communication professionals to gain advanced knowledge and marketable skills through courses in both communication and business. Courses will cover topics in: Advertising, Sales Management, and Data Analytics.

Program Highlights

  • Courses are available 100% online
  • Take courses full-time or part-time
  • Multiple Start Terms - Begin in fall, spring, or summer
  • 36 credit hours
  • Thesis and non-thesis options
  • GRE waiver available
  • Can be completed in two (2) years

Program Affordability

We offer a multitude of funding opportunities including scholarships, grants, assistantships, and financial aid. For qualified students living in the United States but outside of the State of Texas, we also offer an out-of-state tuition waiver.

Program Benefits

  • This is a relationship-centered program that focuses on the needs and goals of our students.
  • We assist students in meeting their career goals by helping them choose courses both inside and outside the department to provide a broad skill base.
  • Learn from faculty who are experts in their field.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Journalist
  • Speech Writer
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Web Producer
  • Internal Communications Manager