Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact information

Program Director: Benjamin Krueger

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: January 15. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with an advanced degree in communication studies?

The Master of Arts in communication studies immerses students in the ways advanced communication tactics can settle disputes, foster understanding and even affect societal change. Students pursuing this degree can opt for a thesis or non-thesis option. Earning the M.A. in communication studies involves required courses related to theory and research methodology as well as a capstone. Beyond these requirements, students will be able to choose from a wide array of courses to specialize their studies around multiple areas of faculty expertise including relationships and family, organizational communication, Latino/a/x studies, race studies, identity, rhetoric and social movements, sexuality, health and computer-mediated communication. For current details on the curriculum, please see the course catalog.

Application process

Communication Studies Graduate Handbook

Read through the communication studies master's degree handbook to find out if this advanced degree program is right for you.

Read the graduate handbook
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