Master of Arts in Communication
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Communication provides advanced skills in communication analysis, problem solving, critical thinking, research, theoretical application, argumentation, and written communication.  Students gain a foundation in basic research methods, theories, and standards of argument in the academic study of communication as they explore a variety of communication contexts with an emphasis on the application of concepts, theories, and research to real-world issues.  Students learn the expectations of academic argument in communication as they engage in research, problem-solving, and evaluation, including effective message design and how to effectively communicate their findings to diverse audiences.  This degree can be completed as-is, or with an emphasis in Documentary Studies.


  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.00 
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission