Master’s in Communication in South Dakota

South Dakota is home to two schools with master's in communication programs. South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota both offer on-campus programs that prepare students for doctoral study and advanced communication-related careers. In addition, South Dakota State University offers a fully online program that may suit students living in particularly rural areas of the state, or who need to complete their degrees while working full-time. South Dakota's major industries that may provide employment for graduates include agriculture, bioscience, energy, and information technology. The state's largest employers include Avera Health, state and local government, Citibank South Dakota, Smithfield Packaged Meats, and Farrell Gas.

Read on for details regarding the master's in communication programs offered in South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State University offers a Master of Arts/Master of Science in Communication Studies & Journalism program on campus in Brookings, as well as an online Master's of Mass Communication program.

What to Know: The on campus Master of Arts/Master of Science in Communication Studies & Journalism allows students to specialize in either Journalism (M.A. degree) or Communication Studies (M.S. degree). The Master of Arts degree program culminates in either a master's thesis or a research paper, and the Master of Science degree culminates in a master's thesis. Both programs prepare students for doctoral study and/or professional communication-related careers.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-2019 academic year is $369 per credit hour for South Dakota residents and $760 per credit hour for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The priority application deadline for the program is February 1 for enrollment in the fall. After this deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

The University of South Dakota offers a Master of Arts in Communication program on their campus in Vermillion.

What to Know: The Master of Arts in Communication program is a 36-credit hour program that allows students to customize their coursework to their particular interests and career goals. The program culminates in either a thesis or comprehensive exam.

What Does It Cost?: Graduate level tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-2019 academic year is $379 per credit hour for South Dakota residents and $680 per credit hour for non-residents.

Anything Else?: The priority application deadline for the program is March 31 for enrollment in the fall.

ONLINE MASTER'S IN COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS IN SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State University offers an online Master's of Mass Communication program that prepares students for professional careers in communication and is designed to be completed in less than two years. For more information about South Dakota State University's online master's program, click here.

South Dakota Colleges That Offer Accredited Master's in Communications Programs

SchoolContact Information
South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD 57007
(605) 688-4171
University of South Dakota
Dakota Hall, Room 319, 414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-5476