About the MA in Communication

Master of Arts in Communication prepares students to work strategically to use PR to enhance an organization’s image, develop creative messages to build or expand a brand, cultivate strong relationships and manage communication crises.

By working with experienced faculty, students will learn all facets of communication from the sports arena to the corporate world, all in the company of fellow communications professionals in a supportive online community.

Benefits of the MA in Communication

  • 100% online—complete your degree around your busy schedule
  • 30 credits—just 10 courses
  • Four 11-week terms—Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Start September, January, or April.
  • Earn your master’s degree in as few as 15 months
  • No GMAT or GRE exams required for acceptance
  • Quality you can afford. At $710 per credit, you can earn your master’s for $21,300.
  • Developed exclusively for online learning
  • All courses offered through Kodiak, our easy-to-use online virtual classroom
  • Students can elect to do an independent study or master’s thesis.

Western New England University

Western New England University is known for providing professionally focused programs with a solid liberal arts background. Located in Springfield, MA, in the heart of New England's Knowledge Corridor, home to 26 colleges and universities, the University was founded in 1919. Its mission then was to serve the needs of part-time adult learners. Nearly a century later that commitment to providing programs convenient to working adults continues through more than a dozen graduate programs, including online study in the Master of Arts in Communication with a Public Relations Concentration.

The online MA program is offered through our widely respected College of Arts and Sciences, one of four Colleges at the University, which also include the College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Pharmacy. We also have a School of Law. This unique mix of academic disciplines provides our students with the options of a university with the personal attention of a close-knit learning

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