M.A. On Campus


Western Illinois University

12 months
13830 USD/year
13830 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Communication at Western Illinois University emphasizes both theoretical and applied knowledge. The general communication program offers students higher levels of knowledge, skills, theory, research, and practical experience in the communication discipline. 


Communication students at Western Illinois University often participate in seminars and work one-on-one with faculty members.Graduates of the program pursue professional careers in a broad range of business and educational organizations, or they continue their graduate education beyond the master’s level.

Possible Careers

The discipline routinely prepares students to enter a variety of diverse professions including event planning, recruiting, college instructor, business management, training and development, politics, and organizational consulting.

Why Choose Communication at WIU

The master’s program in communication at WIU is large enough to be of recognized quality and rigor, but small enough to provide you with individualized attention. The Department of Communication graduate faculty is noted for their teaching effectiveness as well as their significant scholarly and professional activities.

The advantages are:

  • small classes
  • working closely with faculty
  • the opportunity for graduate assistantship funding
  • increased job options
  • preparation for doctoral studies
  • the choice of a thesis, applied project, or research paper to complete your degree

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Argumentation
  • Research Design in Communication
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. 
  • Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. 
  • Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Macomb

1100 - 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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