M.A. On Campus Online Blended


Fairfield University

24 months
850 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
850 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
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Fairfield University's Master of Arts in Communication emphasizes theory, research, and application to examine the ways humans communicate - verbally and nonverbally - across a variety of levels and contexts. 


In addition to those interested in pursuing a PhD, an MA degree in Communication can lead to advancement in careers throughout business and industry, healthcare, all levels of education, media and public relations, non-profit, government, and social services. In fact, surveys from professionals in all fields consistently rank communication skills as the most important factor in hiring and promotion decisions.‌


As a Communication graduate student at Fairfield University, you'll work individually with a faculty advisor to tailor your curriculum to your personal, professional, and academic goals. Throughout the program, you'll be supported by talented, enthusiastic teachers who'll use their academic and professional experience to help start you on your career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Philosophies, Theories, and Research Traditions
  • Communication Research Design and Methodologies
  • Ethics and Communication
  • Perspectives & Theories in Organizational Communication 
  • Communication Research Design and Methodologies
  • Written Communication
  • Media Law and Institutions
  • Ethics and Communication
  • Communication Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application 
  • $60 admission fee (waived for current students)
  • Fairfield University transcript (obtained by the Office of Graduate Admission)
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 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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