Communication, M.A. | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
12 months
709 USD/credit 21270 USD/year
607 USD/credit 18210 USD/year
405 USD/credit 12150 USD/year
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The Communication program at North Dakota State University is designed for students who are interested in pursuing their Ph.D. as well as students interested in directly entering the workforce.


Program Description

The Communication program at North Dakota State University prepares students for academic and management positions, as well as advancement within current career fields.

Students considering Ph.D.-level study should choose the thesis option. In this path, students are required to demonstrate mastery of the research process, including writing a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting the results. Students desiring a terminal Master's should take the Master's exam option. In this option, students prepare and complete an eight-hour examination at the conclusion of their studies.

Students may take graduate course work in other disciplines to enhance their program of study. Interdisciplinary approaches to research are encouraged.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Qualitative Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have adequate study in communication, journalism or a related area; and provide a score for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • You are required to submit your online application and nonrefundable $35 application fee
  • A statement of purpose is required for admission consideration and must be uploaded to your online application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Submitting your transcripts (statement of marks)
  • All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship or residency, must demonstrate proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission to a graduate program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 709 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 405 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

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


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