M.A. On Campus


Wake Forest University

24 months
38650 USD/year
38650 USD/year
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The Master’s Degree in Communication at Wake Forest University provides a comprehensive study of the field in qualitative, quantitative, rhetorical, and critical methods.


Key Features

The 4-semester Communication program at Wake Forest University requires two research methods courses, one in rhetorical theory and criticism, the other in quantitative methods in communication studies. Students select their additional courses from a range of graduate-only seminars or bridge seminars, where they learn in small classes with upper-level undergraduates.

The graduate seminars include the second part of the research method courses in both rhetoric and quantitative design; persuasion; alternative qualitative and quantitative methods; health communication; democratic theory; rhetoric of science; argumentation; public address; social movements; international communication; and many more special topics seminars.

During the first year, students enroll in a Communication Practicum with the Director of Graduate Studies. In this one-hour course, students learn about the field of Communication and develop professional, pedagogical, and research skills. Students also meet individually with each faculty member, learning about her/his research, teaching, and service experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Semantics and Language in Communication
  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Communication and Ethics
  • Communication and Technology
  • Public Discourse
  • Political Communication
  • Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • Health Communication Campaigns

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each application, whether from a domestic or international applicant, is evaluated and considered on its own merits and academic qualifications. Consideration is also given to previous research experience, publications, and work performance.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations
  • Applicants whose native language is not English, but English was the primary medium of instruction at the public, undergraduate, or graduate school level, should include an official statement from their degree granting institution confirming that English was the medium of instruction. Once this statement has been received, the Graduate School will confirm by email or written document that the English requirement has been met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    38650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38650 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Winston-Salem

864 - 1409 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.


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