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M.A. 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.

Program Application Requirements

Master of Arts in Communication (M.A.)

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 M.A. Requirements

Matthew R. Whille, M.A. ’17

Senior Account Strategist & Team Lead at Single Throw Marketing

MA Comm student Matt Whille

The most significant benefit of the M.A. in Communication program is the sense of community that is felt each step of the way. I am very fortunate to have collaborated with such amazing faculty and peers. So much value can be found in the small class sizes, accessibility of faculty, the interdisciplinary approach, and interdepartmental mentality. It’s these things that have helped me most in establishing an extensive and diverse network within my industry.

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