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Professional Communication

Southern Utah University

12 months
16552 USD/year
16552 USD/year
5114 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Southern Utah University will develop and demonstrate a knowledge of communication theory applicable to a variety of concentrations within the discipline and the ability to apply this knowledge to professional/personal relationships and career problem-solving situations.


Program Learning Outcomes of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Southern Utah University

  • Students will deepen methodological understanding and develop specific research competencies designed to inform, connect with, and influence target audiences.
  • Students will develop and refine skills to improve writing and speaking ability while learning to create compelling presentations based on research and critical-thinking exercises.
  • Students will demonstrate a facility with new technologies and systematically explore the limits and impact of their use in professional communication situations.
  • Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the central issues related to message design, dissemination, analysis, and impact related to diverse audiences regardless of size, demographic composition, or geographic location.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Professional Development
  • Applied Communication Theory
  • Qualitative Communication Research
  • Quantitative Communication Research
  • Professional Writing and Presentations
  • Mediated Communication in Relationships
  • Pop Culture Messages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts: Arrange immediately with each college and/or university attended to send an official transcript. Transcripts submitted by the applicant are considered unofficial. Transcripts from different institutions accumulated on one transcript are not acceptable.
  • Three References: Include names and full contact information for three persons who would be willing to provide insight into the applicant’s readiness to pursue a graduate degree.
  • GPA Requirements: GPA Requirements. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 either cumulative or in their last 60 credits to be considered for full admission. Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 overall or in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work may be considered for conditional admission, but will not be eligible for graduate assistantships. Additionally, conditional admission is no guarantee of subsequent full admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8276 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8276 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2557 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Cedar City

870 - 1505 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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