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Communication Studies

Program Summary

The Master of Arts degree in communication studies is for students who wish to build upon their knowledge and leadership skills in communication theory, media studies, rhetorical studies and journalism. Students can focus on one of these interests or create an individualized program that encompasses more than one.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Communication Studies

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Interpersonal, Organizational and Persuasive Communication.
  • Rhetorical Studies
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 July 15
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Communication
Reavis Hall 107
Program website
(815) 753-1925

Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. Kathleen Valde
kvalde@niu.edu
(815) 753-7106



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