Arizona State University / West Campus

Communication Studies

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The MA in communication studies degree is a cutting-edge program designed for students who wish to pursue a wide range of communication professions.

The program provides exposure to a variety of research methods, communication theories and practical applications, with a special emphasis on advocacy. Students use communication theories to explore how individuals and collectives participate effectively in personal relationships and public dialogues. They also learn to use communication practices to advocate for others.

Although advocacy is a defining theme in the curriculum, students can tailor the program to their personal goals, focusing on topics such as interpersonal, organizational, sport, environmental, global or technology-mediated communication.

Graduates are prepared to pursue doctoral work or careers in communication-driven fields such as public affairs, public relations, employee development, community relations and grassroots movements.

Applicants must submit the following:

*If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, you must submit an official GRE score.

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Graduate Studies
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