Master’s in Communication in Alabama

Students in Alabama who aspire to a master's in communications degree have five varying options to choose from, with courses offered both online and on campuses across the state.

Following graduation, experts in communication can seek employment in academia and research, as well as in Alabama's key industries of automotive, aerospace, agricultural projects as well as bioscience and healthcare. Large corporate employers that may be in need of communications experts include Mercedes, Airbus, Honda and Hyundai.

See below for details about master's in communications programs available in Alabama.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn University offers a master's degree in communication as a traditional on campus program.

What to Know: Auburn University's School of Communication and Journalism's Graduate Program in Communication is a 30-credit hour program in which students take classes in human communication, public relations and media studies.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition and fees for Alabama residents is $5,484 per semester, and $14,820 for non-residents per semester.

Anything Else?: Full-time students typically take four semesters, or two years, to complete the program. Students pursuing a master's degree who do not have an undergraduate degree in a communications-related field generally take five semesters.

TROY UNIVERSITY

Troy University offers an online Master of Science in Strategic Communication program.

What to Know: Troy University's Master of Science in Strategic Communication is a 30-credit hour program that can be completed within one year. Students gain knowledge in effective communication, emerging communication technologies, crisis communication management and strategic use of social media.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition for Troy University online studies is $494 per credit hour. This does not include additional mandatory fees, which can be found here.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa offers Master of Arts in Communication Studies program, which can be taken as an online program or a traditional classroom program.

What to Know: The on campus Master of Arts in Communication Studies program is a 30-credit hour, theory-based field of study that emphasizes three research areas: organizational and interpersonal communication, rhetoric and political discourse and communication and culture. The online Master of Arts in Communication Studies program focuses solely on organizational leadership to help students gain skills that are directly applicable to any workplace.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for the online program is $375 per credit hour. Graduate tuition for the on campus program is $5,390 per semester for Alabama residents and $14,050 per semester for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for students applying for fellowships for the on campus program is March 1. The deadline for the on campus program is May 1 for students seeking August admission, and November 1 for students seeking January admission. The online program admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. However, admission into the online program to begin with summer classes needs to be confirmed by May 1, for fall classes August 1 and for spring classes by December 1.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has a Master of Arts in Communication Management degree offered as a traditional classroom program.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication Management program is specifically targeted at professionals in communication-related fields and students seeking an advanced degree in communication. Classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate working students.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition and fees are $437 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $995 per credit hour for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for fall admission is August 1, and December 1 for spring admission.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA

The University of South Alabama offers a Master of Arts in Communication program on their campus in Mobile.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program is a broad-based degree program that integrates theoretical and research components of mass communication and organizational and rhetorical communication. Course work consists of 33 credit hours, including 12 hours of core courses followed by electives and a final project or thesis.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition and fees are $421 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $842 per credit hour for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for fall admission is July 1, and December 1 for spring admission.

Alabama Colleges That Offer Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
Auburn University
Programs
221 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-2762
Troy University
111 Adams Administration
Troy, AL 36082
(800) 414-5756
University of Alabama
203 Reese Phifer Hall, Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-8599
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 934-3878
University of South Alabama
6021 USA Drive South
Mobile, AL 36688
(251) 380-2800