12 months
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
760 USD/credit 22800 USD/year
322 USD/credit 9660 USD/year
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The graduate program in Communication Studies at Indiana University South Bend is designed for the working professional who wants to advance in his or her professional career as well as the recent graduate who is interested in continuing their education.


The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication Studies at Indiana University South Bend is aimed to assist working professionals to advance their career goals by focusing on their specialized field, and to prepare the individuals who desire to advance their academic career to Ph.D. programs or professional degrees.  

Learning outcomes

Those who seek intellectual opportunities to advance their knowledge and critical thinking skills or recent graduates of four-year colleges who are interested in continuing their education to the higher level would choose to advance to the master’s program in order to build a plan of study that reflects their career interests in consultation with their academic advisor. Students are given personal attention to produce a quality thesis or applied project at the end of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applied Quantitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Applied Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Graduate Study and Research
  • Communication Theory
  • Advanced Relational Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

IU South Bend accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admission deadline for the term you want to start.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A Statement of purpose (a two- to three-page essay, double spaced) identifying the candidate’s goals and interest in pursuing graduate work in Communication Studies and describing the educational and work experiences that contributed to that sense of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources who can attest to your readiness for graduate-level work.
  • An official transcript from each postsecondary school attended.
  • IU South Bend application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 322 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 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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