• Program Overview

    A Path to Leadership Through Communications

    Leaders require the ability to communicate strategically and with a diverse audience. Stevenson University Online’s master's degree in communication studies is designed to elevate a communications professional into a leadership role.

    Through this program, graduates translate fundamental ideas of communication into real-life applications. By learning innovative strategies for effective solutions, graduates develop skills to respond to crises that organizations may encounter.

    Graduates from our online master's degree in communication studies have put their skills to work on the local and national level at companies that include:
    • Maroon PR
    • Naden/Lean, LLC
    • NCAA

    Graduates also will be equipped to assist organizations in constructing successful team-building strategies and streamlining internal and external communications across various cultural, social, and business settings.

    Careers for Communication Studies Graduates

    There are many career options available to graduates from our online master's in communication studies program, some of these include:

    • Public Relations
    • Advertising and Promotions
    • Marketing Management
    • Media Sales
    • Event Planning
    • Market Research

    Courses for the Online Master's in Communication Studies Program

    • CM 505 Communication Theory and Applications
    • CM 600 Cultures and Communication
    • CM 605 Communication Ethics in the Public Sphere
    • CM 615 Nonverbal Communication
    • CM 620 Conflict Communication and Leadership
    • CM 630 Contemporary Organizations and Communication
    • CM 635 Crisis Communication

    Achieve Professional Success with a Master's in Communication Studies

    An online master’s degree in Communication Studies can be the key to unlock new opportunities. An investment in your future at Stevenson University Online can enable you to embark on the track for greater success. Designed for working professionals seeking a local, affordable and trusted program, our master's degree in communication studies is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $536.00 $670.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,608.00 $2,010.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your online master's in communication studies by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.