Master’s in Communication in Arizona

Arizona is home to three schools that offer master's in communications programs, which are scattered around the state in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Glendale. With both online and on-campus programs to choose from, students in Arizona are prepared for communications careers in the state's major industries of electronics and technology, bioscience and healthcare, tourism and aerospace and defense. Major companies that call Arizona home and provide potential career opportunities for communications experts include Avenet, Inc., Republic Services, Magellan Health, Pinnacle West Capital and Sprouts Farmers Market.

See below for details about master's in communications programs available in Arizona:


Arizona State University in Glendale offers students several options for masters-level communications studies, including online programs and traditional on-campus programs.

What to Know: The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers three master's level programs, the on-campus Master of Mass Communication program and the on-campus Master of Arts in Sports Journalism program. Arizona State University also offers an online Master of Arts in Communication program, and an online Master of Science in Technical Communication and an on-campus accelerated Master of Arts in Communication Studies.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition costs vary depending on the program chosen. Tuition per credit hour for the online programs is $586 per credit hour. Tuition for the on-campus programs also varies depending on the program selected and can be calculated online here.

Anything Else?: The online programs offer multiple start dates per academic year and accept applications on a rolling basis. Graduate applications for on-campus programs open September 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received before December 1 are given priority for both admission and funding. The final application deadline is July 1.


Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff offers both an on-campus Master of Arts in Communication program and a fully online Master of Arts in Communication program.

What to Know: The on-campus Master of Arts in Communication program prepares students for careers in higher education, government, business, and community service as well as mass media. In addition to a general communication focus, students can also choose to focus on Documentary Studies as part of the 36-credit on-campus program.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the on-campus program is $9,240 per year for Arizona residents and $21,588 for non-residents. Tuition for the online program is $550 per credit hour.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for admission to the fall semester is July 1 and October 1 for admission to the spring semester.


University of Arizona in Tucson offers a Master of Arts in Communication program in a traditional on-campus format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program is a 34-credit program in which students may choose from three concentrations and is designed to be completed in two years.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the program is $820 per unit for Arizona residents and $1,746 per unit for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The priority application deadline is January 5, and the final application deadline is March 1 entry the following August. The program does not accept an application for entry in the spring semester.

Arizona Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
Arizona State University
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 543-7000
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 5619
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-2232
University of Arizona
1103 E University Blvd
Tuscon, AZ 85721
(520) 621-1366