Communication, M.A. | Online (optional) | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
1336 USD/credit 20040 USD/year
1336 USD/credit 20040 USD/year
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The M.A. in Communication from Duquesne University is a flexible program that draws from the richness of the communication field to allow students to pursue a number of interests and professional goals.


Working closely with the M.A. Communication program directors from Duquesne University, students choose courses housed in any of the emphasis areas to develop a unique program of study designed to build particular skill sets and capabilities necessary for an ever-changing marketplace. 

Developing competencies in a number of areas (including intercultural and interpersonal communication, organizational communication, argumentation, persuasion, event planning, etc.), this emphasis prepares students for careers in both the for-profit and non-profit industries, law, public policy, or business.

All coursework is delivered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats.

Application requirements

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Corporate Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication, or Communication Studies, or one of the dual degree programs, must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The undergraduate degree does not have to be in a communication-related field, but applicants are required to demonstrate a basic understanding and awareness of communication. If, in the judgment of the Admission Committee, you do not fulfill this prerequisite you may be asked to complete additional undergraduate work before beginning graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communication
  • Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • Argumentation
  • Presentational Communication Skills
  • Political Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate Q.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 (official transcript required).
  • Successful performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication. Select institution code 2196 (Duquesne University), program code 4599 (Communication).
  • A writing sample prepared within a collegiate or business setting.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate academic and professional performance.
  • A statement of the applicant’s professional and career goals (not more than 500 words). This statement should identify the precise M.A. program to which the student is applying: M.A. in Communication (including the emphasis that the student is selecting); Online M.A. in Corporate Communication; or M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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