24 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The Communication program at Washington State University is designed for individuals seeking higher-level and focused understanding of communication theory, processes and phenomena, whether their intent is to prepare for doctoral-level study in pursuit of an academic career or a communication-related career in business, government, education, research, or the communications industry. 

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Successful completion of the Communication program at Washington State University normally requires two academic years of full time study and results in the granting of the Master of Arts in Communication.

Our program centers on:

  • Media, Society and Politics focuses on the role that communication plays in political institutions and in creating robust civic engagement. We examine political communication from multiple perspectives and examine the interplay of emerging technology, media, and communication with information seeking, processing, and decision making. Our research focuses on both individual-and societal-level outcomes. Faculty and graduate students work in teams to test and develop theory related to political communication.
  • Media & Health Promotion focuses on media messages and health behavior. This includes social level analysis of mainstream and alternative media as products of and influences on the health of individuals and society; individual level analysis of psychological processes through which health related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors are shaped; and the creation of messages related to health and social well being, as well as how strategic message campaigns can influence decision making and social development.
  • Science Communication focuses on enhancing the relevance and accessibility of scientific information and local context needed for collaborative and sustainable resource management, especially among local populations most at-risk. The program focuses on environmental communication, natural or technological hazards and the use or communication of public policy. Faculty and students specialize in science education, communication campaigns, communicating risks, risk perception analysis, spatial modeling of vulnerability and adaptive capacity of human populations, audience segmentation, media analysis and public engagement.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication graduate program are prepared for careers in teaching, research, and public service. Potential employers of program graduates include colleges and universities, private industry, and governmental agencies.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  •  Mastery of foundational knowledge and research in core areas; ability to integrate theories and do creative research.
  •  Mastery of theories and research in other (outside of the core) communication sub-disciplines to encourage intra-disciplinary research and collaboration.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required.

Tuition Fee

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    6369 USD/year
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    6369 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 24 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
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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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