12 months
698 USD/credit 32108 USD/year
698 USD/credit 32108 USD/year
471 USD/credit 21666 USD/year
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It's time for you to start thinking bigger and more broadly about communication. Our two-year graduate program can make that happen. Earn your the Communication degree from Portland State University and become a competent professional and interpersonal communicator.

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In the Communication program from Portland State University , you will work one-on-one with faculty mentors who are experts in social science research. You’ll be guided as you develop your own communication and research skills to create positive future change and influence global dialogue. As an MS student at Portland State, you can tailor your Communication degree to help you achieve your next goal.


Alumni from our graduate degree in communication have continued in academia pursuing PhDs or teaching at community colleges, work in non-profits or the government, and work in a variety of industries. When you graduate with your MS in Communication, you'll feel confident and prepared to launch your career or continue on to a doctoral program. A growing demand for excellent communicators in the workforce ensures that our graduates will be placed into competitive roles. Most graduates go on to secure competitive jobs in academia, industry settings, for nonprofits, or within the government.

Your advanced degree in Communication opens the door to a multitude of roles within a variety of fields, but below are a few examples of the position titles and organizations where our graduates have been employed:

  • Executive Communications Manager, Intel Corporation
  • Analyst Operations Assistant Manager, Adpearance
  • Assistant Professor in Communication, Clark College
  • Associate Professor, University of Warwick
  • Communication Specialist, National MS Society
  • Operations, Multnomah County Health Department's Public Health Division
  • Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
  • Director of Research, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theory
  • Quantitative Methods in Communication Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
  • Political Communication
  • Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication
  • Health Communication Campaigns
  • Communication and Technology
  • Urban Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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