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Master of Arts in Communication
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Enhance Your Professional Impact with Our Online Master’s in Communication Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master’s in Communication degree is designed to give professionals the interpersonal and professional communication tools needed to maximize their leadership, management, and powerful impact in business, non-profit, and public service roles. Liberty’s online communication degree integrates communication theory and professional practice to help you critically analyze and apply communication theory so that you can solve communication problems in your industry. By combining the practical knowledge needed to be a well-rounded communication professional, you will be well equipped to handle the diverse communicative needs of companies, clients, and communities. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master’s in Communication Degree?

Many professionals find that while they are experienced and capable in their jobs, they lack the critical skills needed to stand out. Many others see that they have been thrust into the spotlight because of that experience and excellence, only to discover that they were never trained to be an effective communicator. Liberty University’s online Master’s in Communication degree is designed to meet those needs, turning students into communication experts so that they can be confident in their roles as persuasive, personal, and influential communicators.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Master’s in Communication Degree?

Through the online Master’s in Communication, you will explore how culture, worldview, heritage, and media alter communication among individuals and teams while constructing effective messaging and content. The core training of the online Master’s in Communication provides an essential foundation of Rhetorical Theory and Criticism and Communication Research skills that will help you refine your process and approach. The combination of theory and specialized communication tools will make you more effective in powerful marketing and business proposals, as well as help you plan events for important donors in non-profit environments.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Online Master’s in Communication Degree Program

  • By earning your Master’s in Communication degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Our online Master’s in Communication degree is ranked in the Top 5 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degrees in Communication according to

  • Customize your degree with industry-specific communication electives that will prepare you for a front-facing role in your field.

  • Be better equipped for administrative roles with conflict resolution and interpersonal relations skills for professional environments.

  • Learn from our experienced Master’s in Communication degree faculty who bring years of professional and marketplace experience to the classroom with real-world knowledge and hands-on work to your communications training.

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Online Master’s in Communication Degree Information and Requirements

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Online Master’s in Communication Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and assist you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set log-in times.


Potential Career Options with an Online Master’s in Communication Degree

    • Advertising and Public Relations

    • Business Marketing

    • Communication Analyst

    • Communications Manager/Director

    • Corporate Communications

    • Public Relations Consulting

  • Education 

Admission Requirements 

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.