Master’s in Communication in South Carolina
South Carolina offers two schools with master's-level communication degrees. Both the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina offer on-campus master's programs. The College of Charleston offers a program with evening classes that prepares students for professional communication careers as well as careers in teaching or academia. The University of South Carolina offers an accelerated bachelor's/master's program, as well as a professionally-focused master's in mass media program and a joint master's in media and law degree program. Upon graduation, students may seek employment at a local media outlet, advertising or public relations agency, government entity, or non-profit organization across the state. Major industries in South Carolina that may provide employment opportunities include aerospace, automotive, agribusiness, life sciences and healthcare, as well as education and technology.
Keep reading for details on the master's in communication programs offered in South Carolina.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
The College of Charleston offers a Master of Arts in Communication program in an on-campus format.
What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program is a 33-credit hour program that offers courses in the evenings and is designed to be completed in 21-24 months of study. The program teaches communication theory, basic and applied research and the critical skills needed for a professional communicator, teacher, or scholar. The program culminates in either a field internship opportunity or a master's thesis.
What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $569 per credit hour for South Carolina residents and $1,448 per credit hour for non-residents.
Anything Else?: The program is designed to be started in the fall semester. The priority application deadline is March 1.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The University of South Carolina offers three master's in communication programs on their campus in Columbia.
What to Know: The Master of Arts in Mass Communication program is a 36-credit hour program that includes a required practicum with a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station, advertising or public relations agency, or government or non-profit entity to gain professional experience prior to graduation. Coursework includes research methods, strategic communication, multimedia journalism and media law. Students have the choice of focusing on either multimedia journalism or strategic communication management. The accelerated Master's in Mass Communication program allow students to complete their bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. The dual Master's in Communication and Law program allows students to earn a master's in communication degree alongside a law degree and finish in four years.
What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year is $25,993 per year for South Carolina residents taking 6 or more credits per semester, and $33,777 for non-residents.
Anything Else?: The application deadline for the fall semester is May 15 and October 1 for the spring semester.
South Carolina Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs
College of Charleston
9 College Way, Room 110
Charleston, SC 29424
University of South Carolina
800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
(180) 377-7410 x5