Communication Studies

University of Kansas

12 months
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Studies program at University of Kansas offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) at the Lawrence Campus and the Edwards campus. Five program areas have been ranked among the top doctoral programs in the country including rhetorical studies, political communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and intercultural communication. 


Learning outcomes

Communication Studies Graduate students at University of Kansas study communication theory in depth and master at least one research methodology, choosing from course sequences in rhetorical/historical, experimental, and qualitative methods. 

Each student is encouraged to develop two personal research interests and to work independently and with faculty members in pursuit of those interests. Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Post-Soviet Communication
  • Internship in Communication Studies
  • American Public Address, Puritans to 1900
  • American Public Address, 1900-Present
  • Communication in Conflict Resolution
  • Persuasion Theory and Research
  • Argumentation
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Theories and Research
  • Communication Across the Life-span
  • Communication and Culture
  • Theories of the Interview

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit official GRE or TOEFL scores. All domestic applicants must submit GRE scores. International applicants must submit TOEFL scores unless they have earned a degree within the United States. In this case, GRE scores must be submitted instead of TOEFL
  • Submit one copy of official transcripts of all previous college work, both undergraduate and graduate. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals in a position to comment meaningfully on the applicant's potential for graduate work. 
  • Submit online a two to three page statement of purpose letter indicating the importance of your goals and academic interests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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