Master of Arts in Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication at ACU offers a diverse yet integrated study of human interaction, designed to expand your skills as a communicator and a learner.

Our program is about more than classrooms, lectures and papers. Our rigorous coursework combined with hands-on practice will give you the chance to see how what you are learning in the classroom applies to everyday working and living.

The Master of Arts in Communication at ACU offers a diverse yet integrated study of human interaction, designed to expand your skills as a communicator and a learner.

Our program is about more than classrooms, lectures and papers. Our rigorous coursework combined with hands-on practice will give you the chance to see how what you are learning in the classroom applies to everyday working and living.

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What You Can Expect

As a graduate student in the Department of Communication and Sociology, you will have opportunities to travel and present research at professional conferences across the country. You’ll have the option to study abroad at our historic villa in Oxford, England. And our small program size ensures you will have close contact and communication with your graduate advisor.

Program Structure

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You will grow personally and professionally as you learn how you can make a difference wherever your professional aspirations lead you.

Required Credit Hours

Credit hours: 36

2021/2022 tuition per credit hour: $1,343

Program Length

2 years

Application deadlines

Fall start Aug. 10 / Spring start Dec. 1

Thesis or non-thesis options

 

Curriculum

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Student Opportunities

Graduate assistantships are available to most of our students. You’ll teach undergraduate speech courses, tutor in the Speaking Center or assist professors on professional level research – opportunities that are rich in real-world learning experiences. Click here to learn more about these and other student opportunities.

Careers and Outcomes

With a master’s in communication from ACU, you will be poised to enter the workforce or to advance your education with a doctorate degree. We have a 95% acceptance rate into first-choice Ph.D. programs. You’ll find a variety of fulfilling career opportunities, including leadership roles in ministry, administration, sales, corporate communication, consulting and training, intercultural relations and human resource development.

  • Complete an online application;
  • Pay the $65 application fee;
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • An essay describing their purpose for pursuing a graduate degree in communication;
  • A writing sample representing high quality work (e.g. term paper).

*Due to COVID-19, Our GRE test score admission requirement is currently waived.