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What will I learn?

The mission of the Master of Arts in Commu​nication is to provide a quality education that will assist students in developing an advanced understanding of communication theory, research, and practice and to prepare them for further graduate study and/or professional work. Toward this end, COM Area graduate faculty will pursue two inter-related educational objectives:

​1. ​To develop graduate students' understanding of and independent thinking about the knowledge base, scholarly activities, and critical practices of the communication discipline.

2. To enable graduate students to apply and disseminate their knowledge of communication theory and research in ways that reflect the values of diverse perspectives and emphasize the ethical implications of communication.​

Graduate Program Highlights

The Department of Communication offers the Master of Arts in Communication for individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in communication. This program is particularly relevant for:

  • Students pursuing a doctoral degree and/or career in higher education/academic administration
  • Secondary speech teachers interested in building upon their knowledge about communication processes
  • Individuals seeking an enhanced understanding and application of communication theory and research
  • Professionals interested in improving their comprehension of organizational and interpersonal communication.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Media

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,300.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

29 August 2022


Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,



48859, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To receive regular admission to the program, a student must attain an undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Additional preparatory course work or particular courses may be required.

For international students

A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited four-year university

You must provide one of the following:

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, dated within two (2) years of admission application.
  • Test scores must be sent directly from the ETS (English Testing Site) Office to Central Michigan University Global Campus. Our institution code is 1106
  • Scores must be 213 or above on the computer-based test (CBT) or 550 or above on the paper based test (PBT) or 79 or above on the internet based test (IBT).

Application Deadline: March 15 (Fall), Oct.15 (Spring)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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