Master’s in Communication in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is home to three schools that offer master's-level communication programs. Primarily in-person programs, Oklahoma State University also offers their Master of Arts in Mass Communication in online and hybrid formats to offer additional flexibility for students who want to complete their degree while needing to fulfill work or family obligations. All three schools offer choices for specialization within their program, as well as the option to end the program with a thesis or non-thesis option. Following graduation, students will be well prepared for doctoral study of communication or to enter the professional communication field, perhaps in one of Oklahoma's primary industries of aerospace and defense, agriculture and biosciences, energy, information and financial services, and transportation and distribution. Aspiring journalists may find job opportunities at Oklahoma's local media outlets, including newspapers, television, and radio stations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and smaller towns, or at communications companies in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Major companies that have headquarters in the Sooner State include American Fidelity, Hobby Lobby, Sonic, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, Paycom, and OGE Energy.
Keep reading for additional details on the master's in communication programs available in Oklahoma.
NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
Northeastern State University offers a Master of Arts in Communication Arts program on its campus in Tahlequah.
What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication Arts program is a 36-credit hour program that offers concentration in two areas: Communication Studies and Media Studies. The program culminates in either a thesis or comprehensive examinations.
What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition and fees are $272 per credit hour for Oklahoma residents, and $566 per credit hour for non-residents.
Anything Else?: Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration for the fall semester and an assistantship.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma State University offers a Master of Arts in Mass Communication program that is offered in an online, hybrid of online and in-person courses, and in-person on their Stillwater campus.
What to Know: The Master of Arts in Mass Communication program focuses on media theory, ethics and research methods. The program offers three specialty tracks: Global Communication, Brand Communication and Sports Communication. The program culminates in a thesis, study abroad, practicum or creative component project.
What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $365 per credit hour for Oklahoma residents, and $1,011 per credit hour for non-residents.
Anything Else?: The recommended application deadlines for admission, assistantships and fellowships are March 1 for the fall semester and August 1 for the spring semester.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
The University of Oklahoma in Norman offers a Master of Arts in Communication in a traditional on-campus format.
What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program is a research-focused degree designed to prepare students to conduct original research in one or more specialty areas of human communication. The program offers six areas of specialization: Intercultural/International Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Political/Mass Communication, Health Communication, Organizational Communication and Communication Technology.
What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year is $4,364 per semester for Oklahoma residents and $9,861 for non-residents.
Anything Else?: January 15 is the application deadline for admission to the fall semester with full consideration for financial support in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. April 15 is the deadline for those not seeking financial support.
Oklahoma Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs
Northeastern State University
601 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Oklahoma State University
206 Paul Miller Building
Stillwater, OK 74078
University of Oklahoma
610 Elm Avenue, Room 110
Norman , OK 73019