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MA in Communication

Effective communicators are in high demand, especially in the ever-changing social and digital media landscape. Whether you’re interested in entering or advancing your career, Monmouth University’s 30-credit Master of Arts in Communication gives you an in-depth, inspired understanding of how information, media, and organizations intersect within our global society.
Through classes and seminars you will learn how to address real-world challenges in public relations; interactive and digital media; public service and community relations; and organizational communication. Monmouth offers two concentrations and two certificates to specialize your studies based on your career goals and interests.

You’ll emerge from the program with a thorough understanding of theory and methods as well as professional application skills taught by dynamic and accessible faculty members who are recognized communication scholars and practitioners.

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Program Application Requirements

Master of Arts in Communication (MA)

To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to Monmouth University along with a $50 application fee, and provide the following:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
  • Personal essay of not more than 750 words that describes the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
  • Digital and/or hard copy portfolio of select samples of work, including a writing sample, that demonstrate initiative and achievement in academic, professional, and/or community settings.
  • Résumé.

Communication Certificate Programs:

  • Human Resources Management and Communication
  • Public Service Communication Specialist
  • Note: See MA Requirements

Roxanne Belloni MA’13

Marketing and Brand Specialist, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

I work for a health insurance company as a marketing and media relations specialist. My position deals heavily with brand management, advertising, social media and PR. Having a master’s degree from Monmouth really sets you apart when applying for a job. The MA in Communication program helped me to develop my writing and analytical skills and exposed me to different aspects of communications as possible careers.