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M.A. in Communication

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Residential Master’s Degree in Communication

Through Liberty’s Master of Arts in Communication, you’ll develop your personal leadership style as you study communication competencies, theories, and research from a Christian worldview. Our program cultivates your skills in criticism, small group communication, listening and nonverbal communication, and conflict management. And you’ll grow in your understanding of knowledge theory, interpersonal communication, leadership, and strategies and tactics of persuasion.

This degree program requires you to complete either a thesis, comprehensive exam, or a thesis project and prepares you to either teach or move into a doctoral program.


Learn How To

  • Communicate effectively in order to change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors
  • Develop your individual communication style and learn techniques for managing conflict
  • Jump-start your career with a professional job search
  • Apply communication theory within the context of ministry
  • Be a successful team payer and resolve conflict

Academics: Communication (M.A.)

Credit Hours

33 credit hours

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Communication (M.A.) DCP

Admissions Requirements

Find M.A. in Communication admissions requirements.

Communication Courses

  • Leadership Communication (COMS 552)
  • Problem Solving & Collaborative Communication (COMS 524)
  • Conflict Analysis & Resolution (COMS 560)
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (COMS 612)
  • International & Intercultural Communication  (COMS 624)

Career Opportunities in Communication


  • College Instructor
  • Content Manager
  • Director of Communication


  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Promotions Manager
  • Nonprofit Development Director 
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