NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Science recently released their rankings of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Communication Degree Programs 2016 by Smart Choice. The Master’s in Communication online degree program was ranked #48 based on factors as reputation, flexibility and affordability. Only colleges listed by the National Center for Educational Statistics and regionally accredited were considered. Smart Choice published the following information about our program:
Northern Arizona University’s humble beginnings involved 23 students, one professor, and two copies of Webster’s International Dictionary bound in sheepskin. What began as a small school in 1899 has become a major public university in Flagstaff, Arizona, with nearly 4,400 graduate students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Regional accreditation is administered through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Program Details: The School of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences provides an online degree program for a Master of Arts in Communication. Curriculum includes 36 units, with 15 units of core requirements in communication and 21 units in an area of emphasis. Students choose between an emphasis in Communication Studies or Documentary Studies. The program culminates in thesis or project options. Students acquire skills in analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, research, theoretical application, and written communication. Students develop independent research projects with faculty mentors as guides, toward a degree that is personally designed to meet professional goals.
Read the full list of ranking here.