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Interpersonal Communication and Social Influence

University of Oklahoma

24 months
39932 USD/year
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The graduate program in Interpersonal Communication and Social Influence University of Oklahoma  is designed to prepare students to conduct original research in one or more specialty areas exploring the process of human communication, with emphases on the social, psychological, political, and cultural effects of human interaction.



The Master in Interpersonal Communication and Social Influence University of Oklahoma focuses on examining the interactions between individuals, which may take the form of dyadic relationships (e.g., romantic partners, or provider/patient) as well as individuals within a social network (e.g., work, church, family and supportive others). Faculty members in our department have examined how interpersonal communication can be influenced by (a) the medium, such as computer-mediated communication and social media, (b) the process, such as deception, conflict, and psychological factors influencing persuasion and argumentation processes, and (c) the dynamics of interpersonal coordination, such as identity construction, self-presentation, and social support.

The social influence domain includes persuasion, compliance gaining, interpersonal influence, and societal change effects that may involve risk, crisis, political, and/or health campaigns within social and/or mass mediated contexts. Research typically investigates theory-driven approaches to various cognitive, affective, and motivational processes associated with how people think of, feel about, and respond to a range of influence experiences. Study within the department often focuses on the methods sources employ to manipulate targets in various contexts, as well as the means by which those targets resist, adapt to, and respond to such influence.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Language Perspectives of Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Risk and Crisis Communication
  • Social Influence
  • Persuasive Communication Campaigns
  • Special Topics in Communication
  • Small Group Processes
  • Seminar in Social Influence
  • Communication Research Task Groups
  • Directed Readings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Attending at least two years and graduating from a high school in the United States or another country where English is the first language.
  • Completing at least 24 credit hours at an accredited college or university in the United States or another country where English is the first language.
  • Earning a bachelor’s degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States or another country where English is the first language.
  • Successfully completing the OU Track intensive English language program at OU's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19966 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident - 18 credits hours: $6,946
  • Non-Resident - 18 credits hours: $16,831

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 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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