Master of Arts in Communication / General
Queens University of Charlotte

Program Details

The online M.A. in Communication from Queens prepares you how to access credible information, analyze and evaluate messages and texts, create content, reflect upon social and ethical considerations and engage in effective communication across communication platforms and diverse audiences.

You can complete the communication master’s in 1.5 years, on-ground or online, with flexible coursework offered in an eight-week format. The program requires 30 credit hours: 12 credit hours of core requirements and 18 credit hours of specialized courses and/or electives. You can customize your degree by choosing both Strategic Communication or Organizational specializations, a combination of specializations and electives or all electives. Alternatively, you can accelerate your acquisition of communication knowledge and skills in by choosing a 15-credit hour standalone certificate in Strategic Communication or Organizational Communication. These certificates are “stackable” which means those who earn both 15 credit hour certificates will also earn their M.A. in Communication.

In the Organizational Communication specialization, you will focus on the importance of effectively leading groups and teams. In the Strategic Communication specialization, you will learn to design, implement and manage communication plans and strategies for individuals, organizations, and diverse audiences. Elective course topics include crisis communication, media theory and criticism, digital community engagement, and social entrepreneurship. Upon advisement students might complete an independent study/directed topics course or international experience course to bolster your preparedness for your ideal career. The culmination of your master’s degree is not a comprehensive exam, but a portfolio that showcases your expertise and can be shared with future employers.

The M.A. in Communication from Queens allows you to choose from the Strategic Communication and Organizational Communication specializations and a variety of electives. Upon completion, you’ll have the skills needed to explore a variety of communication issues.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the SACSCOC to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants with less than three years of relevant work experience or an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be required to submit an acceptable GMAT or GRE score to augment their application package.

Restricted States

California, Massachusetts