Communication, M.A. | University of Oklahoma | Norman, United States
24 months
39932 USD/year
35004 USD/year
12050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts - Communication from the University of Oklahoma, provides the expertise individuals need for effective participation in an information-based society. Our students come from and are hired into a wide variety of careers in business and industry, government, religion, and social services.


Graduates of this degree program are active in personnel management, public relations, consulting, community leadership, and other occupations where an ability to communicate effectively is vital to success. Offering master's degrees starting in 1937 and the PhD degree since 1971, the OU Department of Communication views communicative behavior as basic to human activity, to individual development, to interpersonal social relationships, and to the functions of political, economic, cultural, and social institutions. Through research and theory-building, we seek to understand how individuals use symbols to interpret and act within their environment. Our students investigate communication processes as they occur within and among individuals, groups, organizations, and societies. In doing so, they learn to communicate more effectively and to facilitate the communication effectiveness of others.

About the Master of Arts - Communication program

This 32-credit-hour, non-thesis graduate degree program offers students a choice of two focused tracks for pursuing a Master of Arts - Communication: the General Track for those seeking a liberal arts approach to graduate study and the Organizational Communication track for those intending to pursue careers in profit/nonprofit, entrepreneurial, and governmental organizations.

What to expect

The Master of Arts - Communication from the University of Oklahoma is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Research Methods: Participant Observation 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Admissions: Rolling, Year-Round


32 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Meet admission criteria
  • Apply
  • Be admitted
  • Get advised and enroll

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19966 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    35004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17502 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6025 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition per 18 credit hours

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 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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