12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Communication from Northern Arizona University includes three emphases: Communication Coursework, Documentary Studies and Strategic Communication. 


Program Details

At MA in Communication from Northern Arizona University you'll design, carry out, and present independent research while increasing your skills and expertise in writing, critical thinking, reasoning, presentation and defense of ideas, and research. You'll emerge with the skills and abilities that are expected of communication experts. 

The Strategic Communication Emphasis will equip you with the strong communication skills, applied experience and in-depth understanding of consumer/audience behavior needed to achieve business communication goals and manage company reputations and retail purchases. The Strategic Communication Emphasis expands on undergraduate studies in public relations, advertising and merchandising, designed to lead to greater leadership opportunities, broader responsibilities and scholarly pursuits in these fields. Jobs related to your degree are available in nonprofit, for-profit and government organizations, academic and entrepreneurial ventures

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


33 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Online: $416 per credit

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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