Northern Arizona University

M.A. On Campus Online
12 months
25708 USD/year
25708 USD/year
11726 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Communication from Northern Arizona University includes two emphases: Communication General and Documentary Studies. With a Communication General emphasis, you’ll prepare for a career in higher education, government, business, or community service. 


At MA in Communication from Northern Arizona University you’ll gain the skills to solve complex issues in our complex world. Working closely with a faculty mentor, you can design a degree program that suits your professional interests and needs. You'll conduct and present independent research and become proficient in writing, critical thinking, reasoning, and presentation and defense of ideas—and you'll emerge with the abilities of a communication expert. 


  • Hospital public information officer
  • Public relations professional
  • Speech writer
  • Internal communications manager
  • Market research analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theory and Application
  • Graduate Study in Communication
  • Seminar in Communication Theory
  • Documentary Skills and Storytelling Practicum
  • Documentary Research Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Priority: May 1




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. 
  • Applicants who have earned their degree(s) from an international institution must submit official transcripts directly from the university or college. 
  • English Proficiency
  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. 
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Writing Sample
  • 3 academic references
  • Personal statement or essay 
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11726 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Online option tuition: 3,450 USD per sem


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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