You love the art of winsomely sharing concepts and ideas, persuading a crowd to your point of view, and motivating someone face-to-face. But you also want to take your communication career to the next level. If that describes you, Ball State’s graduate program in communication liberal arts and sciences is a great fit. Whether you want to teach in a college or university, move directly into a professional communication career, or further your doctoral studies, our master’s program will help you get there.
- 12 credits of general communications core courses
- 15 credits specific to your master’s in communication liberal arts and sciences
- nine credits of electives (including the opportunity for a paid professional internship)
As the culmination of your degree, you can either:
- prepare and defend a thesis or research paper
- complete a written and oral comprehensive examination
A few of the classes you will take include:
- Introduction to Communication Studies
- Quantitative Research in Communication
- Theories of Rhetoric
- Rhetorical Criticism
For a complete list of all classes, their descriptions, and additional program requirements, please consult our Graduate Catalog.
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What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences
Our alumni have obtained positions as:
- college instructors
- admission specialists
- academic advisors
Many have also gained entry to doctoral programs in communication studies and other disciplines.
Paying for Your Education
Work directly with our expert faculty and gain hands-on experience while helping cover the costs of your education. Find a graduate assistantship.
Ready to Apply?
Ready to begin your graduate work in communication studies? It’s easy to get started. Start the process by visiting our applications page.