M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Studies

Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
610 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
242 USD/credit 7260 USD/year
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Two graduate options are available in Communication Studies, the Thesis option and the Research Report option.  The program is delivered at Fort Hays State University.


Students with inadequate background in the field of communication are required to take leveling undergraduate coursework which does not apply toward the hours necessary to complete the graduate program of study. The Communication Studies program is offered at Fort Hays State University.

Students complete a minimum of 30 hours. All thesis candidates complete a 15-hour core as part of the program of study. Students are required to write a four-hour comprehensive examination after the completion of their coursework. Upon completion of the thesis, the students orally defend the thesis to their graduate committee. 


While many FHSU graduates have gone on for graduate study, you can choose from a multitude of career directions that require you to be an effective communicator, listener and speaker. Some of the possibilities include:

  • Advertising
  • Teaching
  • Government service
  • Writing for newspapers, magazines or websites
  • Corporate communications
  • Military service
  • Theatre management
  • Public relations
  • Human resources

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contemporary Theories in Communication
  • Organizational Communication and Leadership
  • Introduction to Graduate Research in Communication
  • Communication Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Using Google Chrome, submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website:
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • Provide letters of recommendation. 
  • Provide any other documents required by specific departments, such as a personal statement or vita, background check release, writing sample, or digital art slides.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 242 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state) $341.29

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 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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