Master’s in Communication in Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers nine schools across the state with master's in communications programs, including many fully online or hybrid online/on-campus programs that make getting a master's degree convenient for working professionals. Students can also select a program that allows them to concentrate their studies in a number of different areas of communication, including sports communication, health communication, non-profit communication, journalism, advertising, integrated marketing communication, public relations and many others. With many advertising, marketing and public relations companies based in the Boston area, graduates of master's in communication programs will have a wide range of potential employers to explore. Outside of traditional communications organizations, Massachusetts is home to several major industries that may hire communications experts, including financial services, healthcare, information technology, renewable energy and agricultural products.

See below for more information about master's in communication programs offered in Massachusetts:

LASELL COLLEGE

Lasell College offers a Master of Science in Communication degree as a fully online program and in a web-facilitated on-campus format in Newton.

What to Know: The Master of Science in Communication program allows students to choose from the following concentrations: Health Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Public Relations.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition is $600 per credit hour.

Anything Else?: The program is generally completed in 12-24 months, and all classes are capped at 23 students.

REGIS COLLEGE

Regis College offers a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program on their campus in Weston.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program is a 30-credit hour program that includes coursework in intercultural communication, organizational communication, communication data analytics and research methods and public relations. Students may choose an optional concentration of sports communication or non-profit communication.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $720 per credit hour.

Anything Else?: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with on the spot admission decisions provided during 30-minute interviews following submission of the application.

Boston Master’s in Communication Programs

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston University's College of Communication offers many options for master's in communication programs offered on their campus, as well as one online program option.

What to Know: Boston University's College of Communication offers many options for master's in communication programs, including a Master of Science in Journalism, Master of Science in Advertising, Master of Science in Mass Communication: Marketing Communication Research, Master of Arts in Emerging Media Studies, Master of Science in Public Relations and many others. For a full listing of master's degree options, visit this page.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $52,816, which does not include additional mandatory fees, supplies, or room and board.

Anything Else?: The priority application deadline for all master's programs is February 1, and the final deadline is May 1.

EMERSON COLLEGE

Emerson College offers a Master of Arts in Public Relations on their campus in Boston.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Public Relations program allows students to choose from the following concentrations: political communication, sports communication and strategic public relations as well as the opportunity to count previous work experience toward the master's degree.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,251 per credit hour, which does not include additional fees, books or supplies.

Anything Else?: The priority application deadline for admission in the fall is March 1, and November 1 for admission in the spring.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Northeastern University offers a Master of Science in Corporate & Organizational Communication as an on campus or online program, as well as a fully online Master of Science in Technical Communication degree.

What to Know: The Master of Science in Corporate & Organizational Communication program is offered in an online or on-campus format, and allows students to choose from 8 concentrations: Social Media and Online Communities, Public Relations, Human Resource Management, Usability/User Experience, Project Management, Leadership, Cross-Cultural Communication and Leading Communication Strategy and Development.

What Does It Cost?: The estimated cost of the program in 2018 is $31,410.

Anything Else?: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of September 7 for admission to the fall semester.

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

Suffolk University offers a Master of Arts in Communication degree with either a concentration in Public Relations & Advertising or Integrated Marketing Communication on their campus in Boston.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication programs are both 36-credit programs offered on a full- or part-time schedule. The Integrated Marketing Communication program offers both business courses in marketing, consumer behavior and international communication as well as communication courses in advertising, public relations and social media. The Public Relations and Advertising program offers courses on strategic marketing, public relations, intercultural communication, advertising and more.

What Does It Cost?: Full-time tuition for both programs for the 2018-2019 academic year is $14,760 per semester, or $1,230 per credit hour for part-time students.

Anything Else?: Priority application deadline for the fall semester is March 15, October 15 for the spring and April 1 for the summer. Following these priority deadlines, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Tufts University in Boston offers a Master of Science in Health Communication degree as an on campus program.

What to Know: The Master of Science in Health Communication program provides students with courses on the science, theory and practice of effective health communication in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, non-profit organizations, health departments, federal agencies or publishing companies.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for the Master of Science in Health Communication for the 2018-2019 academic year is $5,409 per course with fees of $268 per semester.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for the fall semester is January 15, and October 25 for students who wish to enroll in the spring.

Online Master’s in Communication Programs in Massachusetts

BAY PATH UNIVERSITY

Bay Path University in Longmeadow offers two fully online master's-level communication programs.

What to Know: The Master of Science in Communication program is a 36-credit hour, 12 course program that focuses on new and emerging media, including social media and multimedia communication campaigns. The Master of Science in Communication & Information Management is a 36-credit, 12 course program that teaches students how to use tools, techniques and technology to evaluate and interpret information.

What Does It Cost?: The tuition cost for both the Master of Science in Communication and the Master of Science in Communication & Information Management in 2018 is $830 per credit hour.

Anything Else?: Most students complete these programs in 12 to 24 months while continuing to work full-time.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

In addition to their traditional on campus master's in communication programs, Boston University also offers a fully online Master of Science in Health Communication program that prepares students for careers as communicators in various segments of the healthcare industry. For more information on Boston University's online program, click here.

LASELL COLLEGE

In addition to their on campus master's in communication program, Lasell College offers their Master of Science in Communication degree as a fully online program as well. The program allows students to concentrate in Health Communication, Public Relations or Integrated Marketing Communication. For more information on Lasell College's online program, click here.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Northeastern offers a fully online Master of Science in Technical Communication degree that allows students to start classes in fall, winter, spring or summer and offers three concentrations: Computer Industry Writing, Social Media and Online Communities and Usability/User Experience. To find out more about Northeastern's online program, click here.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY

Western New England University based in Springfield offers a fully online Master of Arts in Communication with a Public Relations concentration.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication - Public Relations degree is a fully online program that is comprised of 30-credit hours that can be completed in as little as 15 months.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for Master of Arts in Communication program is $792 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Anything Else?: Applications for the program are reviewed on a rolling basis, with program start dates during the fall, winter and spring terms.

Massachusetts Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
Bay Path University
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(888) 364-6578
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston , MA 02215
(617) 535-3482
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 824-8500
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 2466
(617) 243-2400
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(877) 668-7727
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 768-7373
Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street, Room 1052
Boston , MA 02108
(617) 573-8501
Tufts University
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-0935
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
(413) 782-1517