M.A. On Campus Blended

Communication Studies

Tarleton State University

18 months
14829 USD/year
14829 USD/year
7467 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Studies program at Tarleton State University provides students with a broad-based education examining the role communication plays at the intersection of technological and organizational applications.


Designed With You in Mind

The Communication Studies program at Tarleton State University is perfect for mid-career professionals who desire to expand their knowledge of current trends related to Social Media Strategy and social media. Our program degree plan allows students to tailor their coursework to fit their interests and goals. Students will explore the ways in which communication shapes different managerial styles and organizational cultures, as well as the role of small-group interaction within organizations.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with an education that will span from examing the roles of communication in various areas to analyzing social media. 
  • Students will learn valuable skills that will enhance their ability to apply computer-mediated and organizational communication to real-world situations.
  • Allow students to plan their coursework in a way that directly correlates to their career goals and interests. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an M.A. in Communication Studies have many career options available to them, such as:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Public Relations Director
  • Internal Communication Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Travel and Tourism Promoter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Communication Theory
  • New Communication Technology
  • Applied Social Media 
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Communication Ethics
  • Survey of Communication Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit online graduate admissions application
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Submit a statement of purpose of 600 words or less
  • A transcript evaluation must be completed by an approved agency which includes all previous academic course work, as well as a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation)
  • International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as a part of the application process
  • Required of students studying on-campus, in the U.S. only: To obtain a Form I-20 for your studies at Tarleton, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funding
  • If you choose to stay in one of our Residence Halls, fill out the Housing Application
  • Medical Information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7467 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7467 USD per year during 18 months.


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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