M.A. On Campus


University of Colorado Denver

12 months
1293 USD/credit 42669 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 42669 USD/year
388 USD/credit 12804 USD/year
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University of Colorado Denver's MA Communication program is a 33-credit (11 courses) generalist degree designed to enhance students' intellectual and professional growth in communication research and practice. 


The Communication department at University of Colorado Denver is a community of learners, scholars, and teachers who are committed to our shared mission: “cultivating the ability to use communication to create a more equitable and humane world.” 

We offer some courses online and others in-person, so the program cannot be completed solely online. Most seminars and required courses are offered in-person on weekday evenings (Mondays-Thursdays) 5:00 pm - 7:50pm, while electives are typically offered during weekdays or as asynchronous online courses.

MA program learning outcomes

At the conclusion of our program, students will be able to:

  • Use Communication concepts and theories to solve problems in professional, personal, and community/civic life 
  • Select and use appropriate methods to collect, analyze, and interpret data to answer Communication research questions 
  • Communicate ethically and effectively; extemporaneously, in writing, and across digital platforms
  • Identify, critique, and evaluate research from across major fields of Communication

What can you do with an MA in Communication?

Students who complete our program receive offers to PhD programs or accept positions related to communication management, health communication, public relations, human relations, and corporate and non-profit communication. Check out our alumni profiles and a flyer highlighting some of their accomplishments.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research Methods: Qualitative
  • Topics in Communication
  • Writing Practicum
  • Seven Electives
  • A Comprehensive Exam OR Thesis OR Other Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Statement of purpose (aka "letter of application" or "cover letter")
  • Completed Online Application
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from university faculty
  • An official transcript from every college or university attended
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • An academic writing sample
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above is preferred.
  • $50 application fee for U.S. citizens, $75 application fee for international students (non-refundable).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42669 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42669 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 388 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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