Virtually every profession values communicators who can shape messages with technology - and keep up with media through every change. The Master of Arts in Communication online degree at Southern New Hampshire University is grounded in the hands-on application of current communications practices, so you can immediately apply what you learn to your daily profession.
This program isn’t the typical MA in Communication degree, steeped in traditional theory and research. SNHU's master’s in communication online program has been newly designed for those pursuing a variety of exciting communication-related careers, including advertising, journalism, marketing, public relations and social media.
In this program, you'll build your skill set with coursework in areas like social media practices, reputation management, personal and corporate brand building, writing for digital platforms, ethics and marketing campaign design.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in communication online degree at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a personal statement. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 are eligible for provisional acceptance. Based on your educational background, some Master of Arts provisional students may be required to take SNHU 501 – Introduction to Graduate Studies – which will provide students with the scholarly tools to be successful in their Master of Arts program of study.
Professionals with high-level communication skills are always in demand, from internal communications to public relations and writing across broad platforms and industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professions in public relations (10% growth), advertising, promotions and marketing management (9% growth), technical writing (11%) and market research analysis (23%) are all expected to show high growth through 2026.*
The MA in Communication program will help you develop media, marketing, branding and public relations skills essential in a wide range of industries. In the final capstone course, you'll use what you've learned to strategize and execute a real-life communication campaign. Courses are taught by experienced faculty with hands-on, real-world expertise.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.