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Communication (MA)

Effective leadership begins with the ability to communicate clearly and graciously. Communication, in fact, touches nearly everything we do in this increasingly complex society.

The M.A. in communication at ACU offers a diverse yet integrated study of human interaction, techniques for improved teams, conflict processes and productivity. Here, you will grow personally and professionally as you enhance your communication skills and learn how you can make a difference wherever your career aspirations lead you. The degree can also set a foundation for further study.

Our program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships in teaching, research, and in our Speaking Center – opportunities that are also rich in real-world learning experiences.

Are you ready to take your communication skills to the next level? Request more information or apply now.

Program Overview

Credit hours 36
Degree Master of Arts in Communication (M.A.)
Program length 2 years
Tracks 3


You will take courses such as:

  • Principles of Rhetorical Criticism
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Seminar in Communication Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
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  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasion and Public Policy
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What outcomes can you expect?

Career opportunities include leadership roles in ministry, administration, sales, corporate communication, consulting and training, intercultural relations and human resource development.

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Admission Requirements

The communication degree requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants normally must have completed at least 18 hours in communication. Consideration is given to hours earned in related areas.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.