Master of Arts in Communication

APPLICATION DEADLINES

We review applications twice each year (in the fall and spring semesters) for admission for the next regular semester (spring and fall).
The MA in Communication application deadlines:
For Spring 2018 admission:  All materials DUE by October 1, 2017
For Fall 2018 admission: 
  • Preferential deadline for admission and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship:  All materials DUE by February 1, 2018
  • Final deadline for admission and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship: All materials DUE by March 15, 2018
  • General application (non-GTA) preferential deadline:  All materials DUE by March 1, 2018
  • General application (non-GTA) final deadline:  All materials DUE by April 15, 2018
Applicants who meet the preferential deadlines will be given early consideration and prioritization. Applicants who meet the preferential deadline but who are not admitted or offered a GTA position after the preferential pool is assessed will be considered again in the context of the full pool of applicants.
Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies application deadlines:
For Spring 2018 admission:  All materials DUE by October 1, 2017
For Fall 2018 admission:  All materials DUE by July 1, 2018
Be aware that all application materials, including GRE scores (MA only), transcripts, and letters of recommendation, are due by these dates. If you have questions about the program or the application process, contact comgrad@nau.edu.

Overview

The MA in Communication prepares students for careers in higher education, government, business, and community service. Areas of faculty expertise include environmental communication, political communication, health communication, media studies, and gender and culture studies.

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The Documentary Studies emphasis prepares graduate students for today's world of cutting-edge multimedia journalism, nonfiction storytelling, creating your own media business, as well as preparation for PhD programs in cinema and media studies.

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