Master’s in Communication in Arkansas

Arkansas offers three schools for students interested in pursuing a master's in communication degree. With three on campus programs and one online program, students can concentrate their studies in journalism, radio/TV, media research and strategic communication among other options. Upon graduation, students in Arkansas will be prepared for careers in academia or one of Arkansas' major industries such as retail, agriculture, transportation and food manufacturing. Major companies that call Arkansas home and provide potential career opportunities for communications experts include Wal-Mart Inc., Acxiom Corp., Dillards Inc., and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

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

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Arkansas State University offers students a Master of Science in Mass Communications degree as a traditional on campus program.

What to Know: The primary focus of the program is on the fundamentals of communication theory and the understanding and use of complex methods of communication research. Students can choose to specialize in journalism or radio/TV studies.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition is $267 per credit hour for Arkansas residents and $534 per credit hour for non-residents. This cost does not include additional mandatory fees or course materials.

Anything Else?: The application deadline is July 1 for admission to the fall semester and November 15 for admission to the spring semester.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FAYETTEVILLE

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville offers an on campus Master of Arts in Communications degree program.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program has a specific emphasis on civic engagement, where students will study how to use communication to create more inclusive organizations, more resilient communities and more informed and engaged citizens.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition is estimated at $9,938 per academic year for Arkansas residents, and $25,122 per academic year for non-residents. This cost does not include additional mandatory fees or course materials.

Anything Else?: The application deadlines for admissions considerations are August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester and April 15 for the summer session.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - LITTLE ROCK

The University of Arkansas in Little Rock offers both online and on campus Master of Arts in Mass Communication programs for students to choose from.

What to Know: Both the online and on campus Master of Arts in Mass Communication programs offer a Media Research option that prepares students to analyze and conduct scholarly research in mass communication, as well as a Professional Mass Media option that provides students with advanced professional training in multi-platform journalism or strategic communications/public relations. Students will either write a thesis or create a professional project as a capstone experience to end the program.

What Does It Cost?: Cost per credit for the online program is $383. The tuition for the on campus program is $6,600 per academic year for Arkansas residents and $14,560 for non-residents. This cost does not include mandatory fees or course materials.

Anything Else?: The application deadlines for the on campus program are July 15 for the fall semester, April 15 for the summer semester and December 10 for the spring semester.

Arkansas Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1930
State University, AR 72467
(870) 972-3091
University of Arkansas - Fayetville
417 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-5957
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Stabler Hall 705
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3250