Online Master’s in Communication Empowering Communication Professionals


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Communication touches every part of our lives — from interpersonal communication with friends and family to professional communication used in the workplace. With communication, we exchange ideas, inspire our peers, and foster change. And in an increasingly connected world, it has never been more important to clearly and persuasively present your message. With most digital channels, you will have just seconds to get your point across.

Pursuing an online communications master’s degree from Liberty can help you master the art of communicating in both personal and professional settings.

Our 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Communication degree focuses on the factors shaping communication today. Your courses will explore the presence of social media and the impact of brand storytelling, as well as the need for intercultural and donor relations. Dive into topics like these with our communication master’s degree program and gain communication strategies that you can use to engage in today’s ever-changing conversations.

Liberty University’s communications degree can help prepare you to solve problems in any industry by integrating communication theory into professional practice. Liberty’s online master’s in communication can equip you to be a strong leader and meet the needs of companies, clients, and communities.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Do you dream of launching a new career in public relations, advertising, or journalism? Are you looking to advance in your current career by developing stronger communication skills? Whether you want to go further in your current position or jumpstart a new career in communications, Liberty’s master’s in communication can help you stand out to employers.

Liberty’s core courses explore major communication theories for small group, corporate, and intercultural communication. You can then learn how to apply these theories to real-world, practical scenarios so you can capture the attention of any audience.

In addition, a master’s degree in communications from Liberty can give you practical, hands-on experience. You can create public relations and advertising campaigns, build marketing and business briefs, and practice planning donor events for nonprofits. You will also learn vital research and writing processes. By combining theory and praxis, you can be ready to succeed as a professional communicator.

With our flexible, 100% online format, you have the ability to pursue your master’s in communication while staying involved in your family, job, and community life. And by studying under our dedicated faculty, you can learn from their real-world knowledge and understand how to apply your Christian faith to situations in the workplace. Our unique blend of theory, application, and faith make Liberty’s online master’s in communication a great choice for your graduate studies.

With Liberty’s online communications master’s degree, you can learn how to effectively communicate within an organization and to a target audience in our modern world. You can also explore how factors like culture, heritage, and media affect communication.

Liberty University’s communications degree can help you construct effective messaging and content. You can learn how to craft branding that reaches today’s audience using tactics in storytelling and social media. Not only that, but you can also grow in your ability to manage and motivate your employees as a strong leader.

While some communication master’s degree programs make you choose between theory and application, our MA in Communication offers students a combination of the two. By doing so, Liberty’s master’s in communication online can help you understand how people work and how to develop effective strategies to reach them.

Another important element of our online degree is research and writing development. Within our master’s in communication, you can learn how to use research to develop insights into promotion and marketing situations. You can then apply that insight to strategic solutions for organizations of all kinds.

Some of the other core concepts students learn in our online master’s in communication include:

  • Theories of small group, corporate, and global communication
  • Communication strategies for conflict resolution
  • Methods for effectively persuading and connecting with your target audience
  • How to handle communicating crises to a target audience
  • Effective communication strategy for work scenarios, including conferences, meetings, celebrations, and programs for community outreach
  • Effective storytelling that connects with consumer emotions and creates brand identity in for-profit, nonprofit, and ministry organizations
  • Integrated marketing communication strategies to promote consistency in brand identity and messaging
  • Methods for using social media platforms to connect with audiences and develop effective digital communication
  • Successful communication within organizations when managing employees, motivating employees, developing teams, and managing stress
  • Advertising and public relations tactics for successful mass communication

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Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.