12 months
1055 USD/credit 31650 USD/year
1055 USD/credit 31650 USD/year
681 USD/credit 20430 USD/year
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Communication from Western Michigan University integrates communication theory and application, aligning with expectations for doctoral education as well as communication professions. 


Communication from Western Michigan University is distinguished by:

  • Nationally-recognized graduate faculty that teach all of our master’s level courses.
  • Capstone experience choices that allow students to personalize their research and applied interests.
  • Our proven track record of faculty and graduate collaborations that result in conference papers, research publications, consulting opportunities and community outreach.
  • Researching and teaching opportunities as well as resources typically associated with Ph.D. programs, within a supportive master’s degree-only environment.

Career Prospects

Our graduates pursue careers in nonprofit and corporate leadership, public relations, training and development, human resources, consulting, college teaching and other related fields. They have been accepted to top communication doctoral programs such as Ohio University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and University of Iowa.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communication Theory and Research
  • Quanitative Communication Research
  • Qualitative Communication Research
  • Mass Communication 
  • Communication, Strategic Planning and Innovation 
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict Management 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Group Communication Processes 
  • Power and Leadership 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, allowing students to begin coursework during the fall, spring and summer semesters


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • GRE General Test scores are required for applicants seeking assistantships. For all other applicants, the GRE is optional.
  • This program requires three recommendations.
  • Please prepare a statement 
  • One (1) substantive writing sample required (to be attached within the online application). Academic essay with citations preferred.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 681 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 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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