Master’s in Communication in New York

Aspiring communications experts in New York have a wealth of options available to them, from online courses to on campus programs. Several programs are available in the nation's media capital, New York City, while others are found around the Empire State.

New York's major industries, particularly mass media, financial services, tourism, healthcare and retail corporations offer many exciting career opportunities for students graduating from master's in communication programs.

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

BARUCH COLLEGE

Baruch College in New York City offers a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication program in a traditional classroom format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Corporate Communication program is designed for working professionals, with classes offered in the evenings and can be completed in three semesters.

What Does It Cost?: The cost per credit for New York residents is $425, and $780 per credit for non-residents and international students. There is also an academic excellence fee of $500 per semester.

Anything Else?: The MA in Corporate Communication is a 36-credit hour program that consists of six required courses and six elective courses, with classes taking place from 6:05 - 9:00 p.m.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Columbia University in New York City offers an Executive Master of Science of Strategic Communication hybrid program that combines online study with on campus classroom work.

What to Know: The Executive Master of Science of Strategic Communication program is designed for experienced communication professionals and those in leadership positions in a wide range of industries who wish to become experts in communication.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for the Executive Master of Science program is $2,018 per point, which does not include fees, texts and course materials. A full summary of fees can be found here.

Anything Else?: Each semester features a combination of multi-day intensive study, weekend classes and online activities and engagement. When not at Columbia, students access resources, submit assignments and communication via an online learning platform.

ITHACA COLLEGE

Ithaca College offers a Master of Science in Communication Innovation program as an online course of study.

What to Know: The Master of Science in Communication Innovation is a 24-month online master's degree with 7 to 10 hours of work per week that can be completed when it is convenient for working professional students.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for the MS degree in Communication Innovation is $56,000, not including travel expenses for destination intensive courses. Students are permitted to divide tuition costs into four payments (one per semester) of $14,000.

Anything Else?: Students choose five long-weekend destination intensive courses to supplement online learning, offered in various sites over the program's two years.

MARIST COLLEGE

Marist College in Poughkeepsie offers students two options for online master's-level communication degrees.

What to Know: The online Master of Arts in Communication program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study, and culminates in a thesis or comprehensive exam. The Integrated Marketing Communication Master's program focuses on digital interactive marketing and strategic communication tactics, with courses offered in public relations, social media, marketing research, branding, strategy and global marketing insights.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition for both online programs is $800 per credit hour.

Anything Else?: Applications for fall enrollment are due by August 1.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – STEINHART

New York University's Steinhardt in New York City offers a Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication in an on campus format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication program focuses on the study of global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, media history and theory, political communication and more. The 36-credit hour program can be taken full- or part-time.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition is $1,660 per credit hour for graduate studies at NYU Steinhardt.

Anything Else?: The deadline for applications is February 1 for a fall semester program start.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy offers a traditional on campus Master of Science in Communication and Rhetoric program.

What to Know: The graduate program in Communication and Rhetoric offers a multidisciplinary curriculum in communication, culture, design and media.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition is $51,000 per year for full-time students.

SUNY - UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY

SUNY in Albany offers a Master of Arts in Communication program that is accessible to both full-time students and working professionals with evening, online and hybrid courses.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program prepares students for careers in communication professions within a variety of contexts: political, organizational, interpersonal, intercultural, technology and health. The program allows students to choose from one of the following concentrations: health communication, interpersonal and intercultural communication, organizational communication or political communication.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition is $453 per credit for New York residents, and $925 per credit for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The deadline for applications is July 15 for a fall semester program start, and November 1 for a spring semester start.

SUNY - UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

SUNY in Buffalo offers a Master of Arts in Communication program that is offered in a traditional, on campus format.

What to Know: The 36-credit program focuses on the scholarly study of the communication process, with coursework focusing on communication theory and research methodologies. It is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition and fees for New York residents is $13,383 per year, and $24,723.50 per year for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for students requesting financial aid is January 15. For all other students, applications will be processed until classes start in the fall.

SUNY - COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT

SUNY College in Brockport offers a Master of Arts in Communication program in an on campus classroom format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program offers courses in the areas of interpersonal communication, organizational communication, mass communication and rhetorical theory and criticism. Because many students have full-time jobs outside of their studies, all required seminars in the program are offered in the evening.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate tuition and fees for New York residents is $315.85 per credit hour, and $482.85 per credit hour for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The deadline for applications for the fall semester is June 1, the deadline for spring is November 15 and the deadline for summer is April 1.

SUNY - OSWEGO

SUNY College in Oswego offers a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program in an on campus classroom format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to select one of three tracks in the 34-credit program: Integrated Media & Social Networks, Health Communication and Organizational Communication.

What Does It Cost?: The cost per credit hour is $453 for New York residents, and $925 for non-residents.

Anything Else?: SUNY - Oswego reviews applications on a rolling basis.

SUNY POTSDAM

SUNY in Potsdam offers a Master of Arts in English and Communication program in an on campus classroom format.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in English and Communication is an interdisciplinary program focusing on human symbolic systems and interactions. The program welcomes part-time students and most classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate those with daytime employment.

What Does It Cost?: The cost per credit hour is $453 for New York residents, and $925 for non-residents.

Anything Else?: SUNY - Potsdam reviews applications on a rolling basis. The 36-credit program generally takes 24 months to complete and begins in the fall semester.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY - NEWHOUSE SCHOOL

Syracuse University's Newhouse School offers a variety of master's level communications degrees including a fully online Master of Science in Communication program and several on campus programs.

What to Know: Among the many master's level communications programs at the Newhouse School, students can choose from degree programs in advertising, arts journalism, broadcast & digital journalism, communications management, media and education, media studies, public diplomacy, public relations and television, radio & film. In addition to the vast variety of on campus programs, Syracuse University also offers a fully online Master of Science in Communication program that allows students to choose from three specializations: Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism Innovation.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition and fees vary depending on the program selected. For more information about the current costs of each program, please visit the tuition and financial aid page.

Anything Else?: The application deadline for the on campus master's level programs is January 15. The online program offers four start dates per year with differing application deadlines. For more information about these deadlines, please visit the admissions requirements page.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

Syracuse University's College of Visual & Performing Arts offers a Master of Arts in Communication & Rhetorical Studies program.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication & Rhetorical Studies program offers a strong academic research focus and is aimed at students who plan to pursue a doctoral-level education.

What Does It Cost?: Tuition is $1,559 per credit hour for graduate students at the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Anything Else?: The application deadline is February 1 for admission in the fall.

New York Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-3723
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 883-7000
Columbia University
2970 Broadway, MC 4119
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-9666
Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
(212) 636-6538
Ithaca College
935 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-3011
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(888) 877-7900
New York University - Steinhardt
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor
New York,, NY 10003
(212) 988-5191
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576
St. Bonaventure University
3261 W State Rd.
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(844) 424-4960
SUNY - Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3980
SUNY - Buffalo
Programs
359 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-1505
SUNY - College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-2511
SUNY - Oswego
7060 State Route 104
Oswego , NY 13126
(315) 312-2265
SUNY - Potsdam
44 Pierrepint Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2833
Syracuse University
Newhouse School - 215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3368
Syracuse University - College of Visual & Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-7175
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
(914) 654-5000